Couch Potato

The Couch Potato is an absolutely adorable story that teaches a great message to the readers.  This fun book will engage your students as they follow the Potato’s journey to finding the outdoors and a whole new world of experiences. This Couch Potato activity pack is filled with comprehension strategies to focus on the Common Core State Standards.  There are also writing and word work activities. Students will have fun creating the Couch Potato craft too. 

$6.00

Anchor Text:

  • The Couch Potato by Jory John & Pete Oswald

Posters:

  • Characters/Setting
  • Main Idea/Details (retelling too)
  • Message

Comprehension Strategies:

  • Predicting
  • Message
  • Sorting cut and paste cards
  • Point of View
  • Vocabulary with context clues
  • Character Analysis (2 versions)
  • Character Change
  • Story Mapping
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Questions
  • Sequencing Cut and Paste (10 items)
  • Character Trait & Proof 2 pages
  • Beginning, Middle & End 2 versions
  • Text connections

Writing Ideas

  • Class book(Draw the couch potato doing a a new adventure.) Class Book with cover
  • What does it mean?
  • Make a list…Things to do outside.
  • Retell the story (prewriting and writing)
  • What is the best activity to do outdoors. (opinion writing)

Bonus Features

  • ABC order
  • Word search
  • Making words
  • Syllables

*The Couch Potato Craft*

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