Ruby Valentine Saves the Day is a fun story about Ruby’s favorite day of the year…Valentine’s Day! Read on to find out what book activities are adapted to the story!
WHY BOOK FRIENDS?
Book Companions are a fun and engaging way to get students interacting with a picture book read aloud! When I was teaching, I had great difficulty finding equivalent book companions to meet the needs of the students in my self-contained classroom, so I made my own.
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A story map is used to find key story elements. I like to do this in a whole group that is on the board as a group. The visuals make it a different activity!
After completing the story map as a whole group, you can break into small groups.
Sequencing is also a great activity to do as a whole group and then break up to complete individually to review and check for understanding.
Vocabulary can be easily reviewed after reading the story for the first time. After checking the vocabulary, re-read the story and point out the recently learned words.
Vocabulary matching activity is also differentiated by identical picture matching.
To review the story at the end of the week, we use comprehension worksheets that are customized to meet the needs of your students.
Finally, complete the visual craft with your students.
READY TO USE THE BOOK COMPANION?
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