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

Hi Fly Guy book study literacy unit Common Core companion activities for 1st and 2nd grades
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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #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 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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Here's a a little peek into our Hi! Fly Guy book study.
Hi Fly Guy book study literacy unit Common Core companion activities for 1st and 2nd grades
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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Hi Fly Guy book study literacy unit Common Core companion activities for 1st and 2nd grades
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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
Hi Fly Guy book study literacy unit Common Core companion activities for 1st and 2nd grades
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 standards based guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #novelstudy #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading #flyguy
 digging into the story...

PAPER BAG BOOK CLUB

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!
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
 This discussion form was stapled onto the paper bag.
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
 LOVED hearing the discussions happening :)

Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
I told them they could work anywhere...so this group headed under the table.
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
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.
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2
Yum!
Hi Fly Guy book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
Paper Bag Book Club questions plus editable templates for book study discussions K-2

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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