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This story is about a sour grape. However, this grape wasn't always sour...


This printable PDF book study includes 4 activities that can be completed as a class or independently, for Jory John and Pete Oswald's story entitled The Sour Grape. Topics include retelling, reading comprehension questions, Social Emotional Learning/Making Connections, and a "Create A Birthday Invitation" activity! This package can be used with grades 2-4 as the level of difficulty for the writing pieces can vary.


About This Product:

  • 4 PDF printable activities
  • Includes retelling, reading comprehension questions, Social Emotional Learning/Making Connections, and a "Create A Birthday Invitation" activity!
  • All images are black and white so student's can colour!
  • Great to leave as emergency or supply day plans as well!
  • Clip Art from Blossom in Kinder and Fonts from KG Fonts and A Perfect Blend on Teachers Pay Teachers


Ontario Expectations covered in this product:




1.3 identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand texts (e.g., activate prior knowledge through brainstorming and/or developing mind maps; ask questions to focus reading and clarify understanding; use visualization to clarify details about such things as homes and clothing of early settlers; use pictures to confirm understanding of printed text)


1.5 make inferences about texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts as evidence


1.6 extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge and experience, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them


1.8 express personal opinions about ideas presented in texts (e.g., identify traits they admire in the characters; comment on actions taken by characters)




1.4 sort ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways (e.g., by using graphs, charts, webs, outlines, or lists)


1.5 identify and order main ideas and supporting details into units that could be used to develop a short, simple paragraph, using graphic organizers (e.g., a story grammar, a T-chart, a paragraph frame) and organizational patterns (e.g., comparison, chronological order)


2.4 vary sentence structures and maintain continuity by using joining words (e.g., and, or) to combine simple sentences and using words that indicate time and sequence to link sentences (e.g., first, then, next, before, finally, later)


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The Sour Grape Book Study - Reading Comprehension / Social Emotional Learning

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