Giraffes Can’t Dance, Mother Bruce, Leo the Late Bloomer and Strictly No Elephants are zoo animal read aloud favorites! Take zoo animal read aloud comprehension activities to the next level with these zoo animal read alouds, crafts, reading responses, writing prompts and worksheets. These reading and writing activities are all differentiated for K-3.
Please note, you will need a copy of each book (Giraffes Can’t Dance, Mother Bruce, Leo the Late Bloomer and Strictly No Elephants) in order to use this resource.
Suggested Timeline for Zoo Animal Read Alouds:
- Week 1 – Giraffes Can’t Dance
- Week 2 – Mother Bruce
- Week 3 – Leo the Late Bloomer
- Week 4 – Strictly No Elephants
Each book can also be taught in one single day or together.
EACH Zoo Animal Reading Comprehension Companion INCLUDES All of the Following:
(This means you will get all of the following for Giraffes Can’t Dance, Mother Bruce, Leo the Late Bloomer and Strictly No Elephants)
* 7 reading response activities:
- Making Predictions
- Answering Questions
- Story Elements (Character, Setting, Problem, Solution)
- Making Connections (text to text, text to self, text to world)
- Character Changes
- Favorite Part
* 2 reading crafts:
- Story Element Flip Book
- First, Then, Next, Last Flip Book
*4 writing prompts and crafts:
- How To
*5 FUN word work and writing activities:
- Unscramble Words
- Word Search
- Decoding Words
- Make a Word
- Directed Draw & Write
Answer keys are included for most pages. Pages in which many answers could apply do not have answer keys.
All reading and writing pages are differentiated to include:
- Traceable sentence stems
- Fill in the blank sentence stems
- Long answer blank replies
These 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.
Stretch these 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.
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