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Chrysanthemum Read Aloud Activities with Back to School Crafts



Chrysanthemum is a character education or back to school read aloud favorite! These Chrysanthemum activities, back to school crafts, mouse crafts, reading responses, writing prompts and worksheets will make your classroom fun and ready to learn about back to school and character education! These Chrysanthemum activities are all differentiated for K-3.

Please note, you will need a copy of the book Chrysanthemum in order to use this resource.

There are 7 Chrysanthemum reading response activities:

  1. Making Predictions
  2. Answering Questions
  3. Story Elements (Character, Setting, Problem, Solution)
  4. Making Connections (text to text, text to self, text to world)
  5. Character Changes
  6. Compare/Contrast
  7. Favorite Part

As well as 2 Chrysanthemum reading crafts:

  • Story Element Chrysanthemum Craft and Flip Book
  • First, Then, Next, Last Chrysanthemum Craft and Flip Book

There are 4 Chrysanthemum writing prompts and crafts:

  1. Narrative Writing Prompt in Primary and Intermediate with Schoolhouse Craft
  2. Informative Writing Prompt in Primary and Intermediate with Name Craft
  3. Opinion Writing Prompt in Primary and Intermediate with Chrysanthemum Craft
  4. How To Writing Prompt in Primary and Intermediate with Umbrella Craft

There are also 5 other fun Chrysanthemum word work and writing activities included:

  1. Unscramble Words
  2. Word Search
  3. Decoding Words
  4. Make a Word
  5. Directed Draw & Write

Answer keys are included for most pages. Pages in which many answers could apply do not have answer keys.

Each reading and writing pages are differentiated to include:

  • Traceable sentence stems
  • Fill in the blank sentence stems
  • Long answer blank replies

These read aloud activities are differentiated to work with kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students.

Chrysanthemum Bulletin Board Ideas:

Both the writing and reading crafts make great reading bulletin boards. Pin their final crafts to your writing or reading bulletin boards for the perfect Chrysanthemum bulletin board!

When to use the Chrysanthemum Read Aloud Activities:

These read aloud activities are PERFECT for whole group reading, reading centers, holidays, substitutes, student teachers, parent read alouds, morning work, independent work, small group reading and more.

Timeline for Chrysanthemum Read Aloud Activities:

Stretch each read aloud out for a week, or use all of the activities to fill a slow morning. With so many options and differentiated versions, the possibilities are endless.

Who are the Read Aloud Companions For?

All read aloud activities are differentiated for K-3, but are best suited for 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade centers and can be used with assistance for high kindergarten students.

Grab the 40 READ ALOUD ACTIVITIES BUNDLE to have a WHOLE YEAR of reading centers, crafts and activities done for you.

Please ask all questions before purchasing. Are you looking for a different book? Email me at themountainteacher@gmail.com to put in a request!


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