Mel Fell Activities for Reading Comprehension

Mel Fell written by Corey Tabor is the most adorable story of a bird who takes flight for the first time. This special kingfisher lands in a pond and comes back up with a fish. As you read this story, the book turns and flips. It is the perfect story to share with your students in the spring. This literature extension pack is filled with comprehension strategies that you can use and differentiate for all your learners. There are also writing and word work activities as well as a few fun math games. Students will have fun creating the bird crafts, too!


Mel Fell activities included:


  • Retell Prewriting & Writing
  • Opinion Prewriting & Writing


  • Spin to 100 (+10, -10, +1, -1)
  • 3 Roll Birdie Bingo
  • Spin Place Value Number

Reading Strategies:

  • Predicting 3 options
  • Character Feelings
  • Check for Understanding 2 options
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • My Opinion
  • Problem & Solution
  • Character Analysis Mel
  • Message
  • Sequencing
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Making Connections
  • Point of View
  • Text Connections
  • Retelling B, M, & E 2 options
  • Sequencing Cut &. Paste 3 options
  • Features of Fiction
  • Questions

Colorful Posters:

  • 6 questions on a ring
  • Main idea
  • Details/sequencing cards words only
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Sees, does, thinks, feels with 4+ matching cards for each one
  • Message posters 5 options


  • ABC Order
  • Syllables
  • Word Search


  • Bird on a Branch Craft
  • “This Flock Rocks” Letters for Bulletin Board
  • Birds Flying Down Craft
  • Poster with saying, “The Bird Who Dares to Fall is the Bird Who Learns to Fly”

©Megan Mitchell