Last Stop on Market Street Activities
This multi-award winning book highlights the relationship between grandparent and grandchild as the themes of family, community and volunteerism are brought to the forefront. Students explore those themes, as well as vocabulary, figurative language, grammar, and story synthesis in the Last Stop on Market Street activities to keep students engaged. Select from over a dozen of low and no-prep activities that support English Language Arts skills and standards.
As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:
- participate in a soundscape scavenger hunt.
- write and draw about volunteering.
- illustrate story elements.
- write about CJ’s feelings.
- summarize the story.
- respond to writing prompts.
- sort ending punctuation.
- define story vocabulary.
- identify figurative language.
- play limitless soup.
- consider ways to volunteer in the community.
- 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.
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About the Book and Soundscape
CJ and his grandma take the bus across town every Sunday after church. During the ride, CJ wonders why they don’t own the same items as others around him. He also wonders why they get off the bus on the dirty part of town. Every time he asks his grandma, she meets him with encouragement to see beauty in the world around them. As you read the story with Novel Effect, you’ll feel as if you’re riding the bus with CJ and his grandma, and experiencing the beauty of everything around them.