Stick and Stone Best Friends Forever Activities for Reading Comprehension

Stick and Stone are back with another great story about friends being just as amazing as family. Pinecone sneaks in an appearance in this story too. This story would make a great reading comprehension unit at the end of the year to celebrate friendships or when you discuss families. 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 too. Students will have fun creating the characters in a canoe craft too.


Stick and Stone Best Friends Forever activities included:

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  • “Stick and Stone Best Friends Forever” by Beth Ferry

Reading Strategies

  • Predicting 2 options
  • Characters and Setting
  • Main Idea & Details 2 options
  • Sequencing Cut &. Paste 10 cards
  • Retelling B, M, & E 3 options
  • Text Connections 2 options
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • Story Mapping
  • Character Analysis 2 options
  • My Opinion
  • Questions
  • Key Events
  • Features of Fiction
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Check for Understanding 2 options
  • Point of View
  • Character Feeling
  • Message


  • Roll and Move
  • Subtract from 10 Bingo
  • Roll and Triple Bingo
  • Roll and Add 2 Gameboard

Colorful Posters

  • 6 questions on a ring
  • Main idea
  • Details/sequencing cards words only
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Message posters
  • Problem and Solution

Stick, Stone, and Pinecone in a Canoe Craft

“Best Friends Forever” Letters for Bulletin Board


  • ABC Order
  • Syllables
  • Word Search
  • Word Scramble
  • Making Words


  • List/Web Friends who are Family
  • Retell Prewriting & Writing
  • Opinion Prewriting & Writing
  • This is What I do with my Friends

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