The Relatives Came Read Aloud. Engaging lesson plans to teach reading comprehension in K-1. Responding to literature resources and fun craft ideas for your classroom, too!
The Relatives Came Read Aloud
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant is such a great book to read either before Thanksgiving or after. I love the illustrations in this book!
With our Engaging Readers units, we work on reading comprehension skills and responding to literature.
While I was working with a school in Georgia, I snapped a few pictures. The students in Mrs. Morris’s class were making connections with the text. She added the sentence study to the page as well!
I love how Mrs. Carpenter’s class combined the retelling with the craft from the unit. Look at the license plate! HA! Love it!
You can also use the printable retell cards to do a whole-group lesson.
Another option for retelling the story is to use our new digital retell! It’s less prep work for you!
An additional activity using this book is to make connections with the story. We talk about what a relative is and students tell about a time they had a visit with a relative. They love writing and drawing on Post-it notes.
At the end of the week, students write about their favorite part of the story.
You can find all of the activities and lesson plans for this great story in this unit:
The Relatives Came Read Aloud: Video
Although we always recommend using a hard copy of the book, it is okay to watch a read-aloud video a time or two, especially as a review before a retell. You can listen to the book in this recording!
You may download these lesson plans that include some ideas to use during the week while reading The Relatives Came. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.
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