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Chicken Sunday Activities and Book Companion

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This Chicken Sunday Literature Guide is filled with tons of activities to get your students thinking deeply about the text, responding to literature, and creating products! The kiddos especially love the Pysanky eggs activity and the character foldables. It’s a perfect unit to teach in the spring and around Easter. Be sure to check out the preview!

Activities in this unit include:

** Vocabulary cards and matching definition cards

** Comprehension question cards

** Story Map

** Summarization – Someone Wanted But So

** The most important events graphic organizer

** Cause and effect graphic organizer

** Character traits anchor chart

** Character analysis for both Miss Eula and Mr. Kodinski

** Character shutter fold activity for Patricia, Stewart, Winston, Miss Eula and Mr. Kodinski.

** Theme anchor chart

** Theme analysis activity

** The Important Thing About Friendship creative writing activity

Extension activities include:

** Extension activities menu

** Book Review writing activity for Chicken Sunday

** Comparison of two texts – Chicken Sunday and Rachenka’s Eggs

** Decorate Psyanky eggs activity along with a Pysanky egg informational text, blank eggs for decorating, and pages explaining symbols and colors

** Creative Problem Solving Activity

** Persuasive writing activity

** Create a special dinner menu activity

** Vocabulary activity with word maps

** Meet Patricia Polacco activity and graphic organizer

I hope you and your students enjoy this book as much as I do!


Below are links to my other Literature Guides You Might Be Interested In:

Sarah Hale Saves Thanksgiving Literature Guide.

Martin Has A Dream – A Unit On Martin Luther King, Jr..

Snowflaker Bentley – A Winter Themed Unit Integrating Literature and Science.


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