Printable and Digital Book Companion for Otis and the Scarecrow
Otis and the Scarecrow Book Activities
Let’s look at the printable activities for this fun fall read-aloud!
There are six printable worksheets, a recording sheet, a coloring sheet with the answer to the joke, and directions to read to students.
Your students will be so engaged in cracking code words, they won’t even realize they are learning and reviewing Common Core Standards!
You’ll love the vocabulary cards that are included in this pack!
Now let’s look at the digital activities. They are ready to assign in Google and Seesaw!
1. Vocabulary Puzzle
Students match each vocabulary word to its synonyms to make a nice scarecrow scene. Each moveable piece has a letter. When students have everything in the right place, they’ll see that the letters make a word from the story. This is the mystery word for challenge #1.
2. Nonfiction Reading Passage
I love pairing fiction and nonfiction. Students read (or listen) to this passage and answer 5 questions. The letters of their answers make the mystery word for challenge #2.
3. Put the story events in order
Students drag and drop the story events in order. They use the secret code to discover the mystery word for #3.
This book is full of so many adjectives. For this activity, students determine what the adjective is telling us about the noun.
5. Complete and Incomplete Sentences
This is a Google Form. Students simply determine if the sentence is complete or incomplete. They are given the mystery word at the end of the challenge.
6. Story Questions
- Printable activities and interactive PowerPoint lesson for Each Kindness and The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson.