Because by Mo Willems activities – Book Companion


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Because by Mo Willems now accompanied by fun educational activities helping to promote your students reading comprehension, literature reading, vocabulary skills and so much more!


START YOUR DAY WITH A READ ALOUD! Set the mood for the day with these fun morning meeting activities. Remember the books you read together, share your feedback, make text-to-self connection and so much more!!! Click HERE for morning meeting slides with fun read aloud activities.


The unit for Because by Mo Willems includes the following activities:

Cause and Effect activities

  • How did you/your friend develop your talent?
  • Who made your day?
  • How did you reach school?
  • How to be grateful to people who changed your life
  • Life lessons
  • Find “cause and effect statements” in a reading passage about Ludwig van Beethoven

Vocabulary work

  • Find the words in the grid
  • Fill in the gaps with “music words”
  • List professions mentioned in the book

Writing prompts

  • What do you want to work as?
  • Favorite music instrument/music genre
  • Writing a letter to recommend reading a book to a friend
  • Reading response

Reading literature skills

  • Reading comprehension questions
  • Find facts from the story
  • Describing the main character
  • Author’s message

19 pages altogether, answer keys included for 2 worksheets. Click preview to see a preview of all pages!

If you have further questions, check thumbnails and preview or ask me in Questions And Answers or on my e-mail


Are you interested in other marvelous read-alouds? Make sure to check a book companion for The Word Collector, an amazing book to help nurture love for words and literature in your students.


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Grade levels

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Resource type

Activities, Literature Circles

Formats included



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