With Lots of Love Activities

With Lots of Love activities engage students designed to enrich comprehension, vocabulary, and develop writing and social skills. Also included are fun, hands-on fine motor skills tasks, fostering an all-rounded, interactive literary experience.

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41 pages

Grades K-5


Embrace the heartwarming themes and intricate details of the book With Lots of Love. An expansive range of activities designed to enhance understanding and appreciation. The With Lots of Love activities establish a comprehensive approach to engage readers with the story and extract the maximum learning potential From reading comprehension, to social skills, and even fine motor skills – this collection encompasses them all, creating an interactive and immersive literary experience.

In the With Lots of Love activities, learners delve into an exploration of the narrative, analyze the design elements and symbols weaved into the story. They’ll also engage with the story’s vocabulary through word searches and definitions. The comprehensive reading comprehension activities ensure that readers capture the essence of the book from the beginning to the end. Discussion and writing prompts encourage them to infer the book’s theme. The included activities deepen the connection with the story and characters, promoting empathy and cultural understanding.

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

  • design elements and symbols related to the story.
  • sequence the story.
  • complete a word search with story vocabulary.
  • answer reading comprehension questions.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • write about the story’s theme.
  • sort figurative language.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with included whole group prompts and activities.
  • practice fine motor skills with included coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • discuss cultural heritage. 
  • write a friendly letter. 
  • create a memory box.

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

A beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for--especially her Abuela--as she makes a new life. Rocio has grown up in Central America, but now she and her family are moving to the United States. Rocio does her best to adjust to a new way of living, but there are many things she misses from her old life--Abuela's cooking, Abuela's pinata creations, Abuela's warm hugs, and of course, Abuela herself most of all. But Abuela finds a way to send Rocio something special just in time for her birthday--a gift wrapped with lots of love--and that fills Rocio to the brim.

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