Book Study: Hi! Fly Guy and Paper Bag Book Club

Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
When I came into Grade 2 this year, I just knew I could not teach a love of reading from the old basal readers that were on the shelf. I want my kiddos to feel successful reading chapter books. I want to introduce them to different genres. And I want to inspire a LOVE of reading using books by authors who've written a series, so that my students will seek out MORE by that author!
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
So began my newest 'hobby'...creating book studies...which I LOVE! I try to jam-pack the activities so that students learn various important story elements, will close read to recall information from the text, will make connections {text-to-self, etc}, and will offer opinions. They'll learn new vocabulary, decide which elements of the story can be fiction or non-fiction, and so on!

Our first book study was Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. We LOVE Fly Guy! Not only is the book engaging and funny, it is a chapter book, which gives students the much-needed feeling of success at this stage! We work on the book for about a month. At the end of our study we celebrate with Paper Bag Book Club!
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Here's a a little peek into our Hi! Fly Guy book study.
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
digging into the story for evidence...
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

Paper Bag Book Club
I saw this idea on Cara's blog, and just knew that I had to incorporate it into our program! What a great way to top off our book learning, by having a Book Club-style discussion, complete with paper bags of popcorn to enjoy!
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 This discussion form was stapled onto the paper bag.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 LOVED hearing the discussion happening :)
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 I told them they could work anywhere...so this group headed under the table.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 Checking the Genre wall to see what they think this story fits under.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Yum!
Our class LOVES Fly Guy! Here are some fun Fly Guy book study companion activities to go with the books by Tedd Arnold. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy

3 comments

  1. Looks like your students really enjoyed these activities! I love that they had the freedom to sit anywhere! My kids choose to sit in weird places too:).

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  2. This looks like an awesome unit, Anita! Love the range of activities! It looks like your kiddos were really engaged! :)

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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  3. Wow.....great work.....very inspiring.....

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