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Jabari Jumps Activities for PreK-5

Help your students make the leap withthe Jabari Jumps activities to get them thinking critically about how to set goals and overcome their fear.
Jabari Jumps book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Jabari Jumps Activities

Taking a giant leap takes a lot of courage for Jabari. Will he make a splash? The Jabari Jumps activities get students thinking critically about what it takes to make that leap. They’ll also think about their own goals and how to get there. Choose from over 10 activities that support English Language Arts and Social Emotional Learning. The included activities will let students:

  • illustrate their favorite pool activities.
  • design a new book cover.
  • predict what Jabari will do next.
  • write about activities they want to try.
  • sequence the story.
  • illustrate story elements. 
  • write about Jabari.
  • write about the story’s theme.
  • play 2 Truths and a Fib.
  • plan a strategy to try something new.
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download Jabari Jumps Activities

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About the Book

Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board after swimming lessons. He says he’s not scared. As he watches others jump, he works up the nerve to do the same. Young readers will be inspired to face their own fears after reading this sweet story.  

Download the Novel Effect App to bring stories to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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