The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear – Book Companion Activities


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Explore The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear further with these fun activities. Who does not dream of finding a wish tree that could make all dreams come true? In The Wish Tree, a marvelous read-aloud by Kyo Maclear, brave Charles sets forth to actually find a tree and make a wish. On his journey with his friend Boggan he discovers that helping friends is one way to make your own wishes come true. Friendship truly creates miracles in The Wish Tree!

Perfect for winter time or Christmas reading session, this book companion to The Wish Tree is packed with fun activities that help young learners developer reading and writing skills.

This set of The Wish Tree activities includes 15 pages:

Reading literature

  • Filling out the story map and the “story tree”
  • Summarizing the story with SWBST chart
  • Comprehension questions
  • Sequencing events in the story
  • Reading response
  • Matching characters to their description
  • Filling in the blanks in the sentences with suitable words to
    • describe the characters in the story
    • retell the story

Writing skills

  • Describing your own wishes
  • Writing a letter to a friend to recommend reading the book
  • Describing your favorite forest animal

Vocabulary practice

  • Sorting summer and winter items
  • Sorting words describing movement
  • Unscrambling the sentences
  • Word search puzzle

Answer Keys included for the word search activity. Click the preview button to see a preview of all pages!

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Grade levels

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Resource type

Activities, Literature Circles

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