The Word Collector Activities, Book Companion (Peter Reynolds)


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“The Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds is marvelous read-aloud to help nurture love for words and literature in your students. Add these fun activities to your lesson to help develop reading literature skills and get to know Jerome – a word collector, who carefully collects words to write songs and poems with them, to delight and move with these words. Jerome was thrilled to share his collection with his friends, so make sure to share this amazing story with your little word collectors!


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.


More Peter Reynolds study units:


The Book Companion includes 17 pages:

Reading literature

  • Filling out the story map
  • Summarizing the story with SWBST chart
  • Character study (traits, personal attitude to the character)
  • Comprehension questions
  • Reading response

Writing skills

  • Illustrate the use of “powerful” words (“Thank you”, “I am sorry”)
  • Relate the character to your experience: describing your collection
  • Writing a letter to a friend to recommend reading the book

Vocabulary practice

  • Filling in the blanks in the sentences with suitable words
  • Sorting the words (by word form, topic)
  • Unscrambling the sentences
  • Finishing the poems
  • Searching for words in the word grid puzzle

Answer Keys included for 3 worksheets. You know exactly what you are buying! Click preview to see a preview of all pages!

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Grade levels

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Resource type

Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles

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