The Recess Queen Activities

Spark interactive learning and social growth with The Recess Queen activities! From rhyming to character analysis, these activities climb into budding bookworms’ hearts and minds. 

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Enjoy some playground fun with The Recess Queen activities that teach English Language Arts, and Social-emotional skills. They’ll swing into delightful tasks like analyzing characters, rhyming, and sequencing. Not to mention how they’ll slide those social skills in as they craft a list of recess rules, and rank their favorite recess activities. These activities will make learning a playtime to remember!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • illustrate the main character.
  • label a playground.
  • sort rhyming words from the story.
  • write a list of recess rules.
  • rank favorite recess activities. 
  • sequence the story.
  • list character traits for Mean Jean and Katie Sue.
  • compare and contrast Mean Jean and Katie Sue.
  • illustrate story elements.
  • determine a cause and effect from the story.
  • write about the story’s lesson.
  • complete a Mean Jean writing craftivity.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension skills with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills through included whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills with included coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

This beloved story deftly handles playground conflicts, and their resolutions. Mean Jean is the Recess Queen and nobody says otherwise. She rules that playground, and no one uses it without her approval. That is…until Katie Sue arrives. Katie Sue plays where she wants and with whom she wants. Soon, Mean Jean is dethroned and the playground is returned for all children! Buy the book.

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