First Day Jitters Resource Set


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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

Everyone knows that ache in your stomach when you’re nervous about starting something new. Students will easily relate to Sarah Jane Hartwell’s feelings before her first day of school, helping them practice comprehension strategies like retelling and summarizing, and making inferences. And don’t forget the extra special lesson on making predictions thanks to the delightful surprise ending.

Teach with First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for /-ed/ Suffix
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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First Day Jitters Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    First Day Jitters Resource Set

    Making Connections with First Day Jitters

    First Day Jitters is a great match for a lesson on making connections, because most readers will easily be able to connect with the nervousness the main character feels on her first day of school.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Inferences with First Day Jitters

    We can all relate to the jitters. That’s what makes this the perfect book for a lesson on making inferences. Readers can draw on their own experiences from the first day of school to infer how the main character feels and what she might be thinking.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Predictions with First Day Jitters

    If you’re working on making predictions in your classroom, First Day Jitters is a must-read. Students will have the opportunity to anticipate what Sarah Jane’s solution will be to her problem, how her peers will react to her decisions, and what the surprise twist at the end might be!
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with First Day Jitters

    First Day Jitters sets up really well for readers who are learning to enhance their comprehension through retelling and summarizing. The author uses a limited number of characters, and it’s simple to identify the beginning, the problem in the middle and the solution at the end.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    First Day Jitters Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    First Day Jitters Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of First Day Jitters. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    First Day Jitters Word Work - /-ed/ Suffix

    If you use First Day Jitters as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in words study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching the -ed suffix. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    First Day Jitters Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of First Day Jitters if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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