Apple days are ticking away. Tomorrow marks the beginning of October. Bringing with it pumpkins, bats, spiders, and other fun, spooky signs of the season. I'm linking up with the Collaboration Cuties to share a favorite mentor text for October. My pick is an oldie, but a goodie, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree.
I loved this book when I was a little girl. The illustrations of the corridors in the tree really captured my imagination. This story is a very readable text beginning readers. While this story is simple to read, it offers loads of opportunities for various comprehension activities and discussion.
One activity I like to use with my firsties is this quick and easy inference chart.
I usually have my kiddos use markers for this type of activity, so they do not erase their answers.
If you would like a free copy of this handout to go along with The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Tree, you can click on one of the pictures above.
The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles and the fonts are from Cara Carroll.
This book engages the students and this inference activity is an uncomplicated way to introduce inferencing to your young learners.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you can get some use out of this activity. For more fun October reads and ideas, be sure to visit Collaboration Cuties.