Zonia’s Rainforest Activities

Zonia’s Rainforest activities encourage students to think deeply about the places people live, and our role in preserving them. Through writing and research activities, they’ll critically consider the themes of the story. Through literacy activities, they’ll examine the character traits of people of all ages who work to protect their homes. The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and support English Language Arts. 

Novel Effect

All book activities are included with a premium subscription. Subscribe today for immediate access! After subscribing you’ll receive an email with directions to access the activities! 

27 pages

Grades PreK-3


Zonia’s Rainforest activities help students dig deeper into the themes and message of the story. They’ll go beyond the story and create personal connections to the content. These low and no-prep activities engage students in English Language Arts skills as they infer character traits and author’s purpose. They’ll also engage in cross curricular activities like research. They’ll employ research skills to further understand the setting and theme of the story. Young learners will practice early literacy and scientific skills like animal identification and tracing. 

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

  • trace letters
  • write sentences
  • infer character traits
  • infer author’s purpose
  • make connections
  • complete word searches
  • illustrate animals 
  • use research skills
  • research Amazonian animals 
  • research the Amazon
  • respond to writing prompts
  • respond to discussion prompts
  • complete a yoga sequence
  • go on a virtual field trip to the rainforest
  • make a rainforest 

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. 

💙 Looking for more engaging book activities? Amplify learning with these novel ideas!

💙After downloading Zonia’s Rainforest activities, read the book with the soundscape in your Novel Effect app!

About the Book

Through a child’s eyes, students see the lush life of the Amazon rainforest. Zonia lives in the Amazon rainforest, and is called to explore it every day. Through her explorations, young readers see the wildlife, plantlife, and human impact on her home. Budding bookworms see Zonia’s connection to her home, and understand her strong need to protect and preserve it.

Buy the book.

Download the Novel Effect app free on the App Store or Google Play and enjoy limited read-alouds each month, no subscription required.


Ignite a child's love of reading

Join the thousands of other parents and educators who receive tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Novel Effect and resources to increase your child’s love of reading.


Supercharge the school year with a Novel Effect School Plan and transform learning!

Use code TAW19 at checkout!

Teachers are the bee's knees for pollinating a love of reading!

Thanks for all you do to make learning un-bee-lievable! We hope your week is buzzing with joy! 

Transform Summer Reading!

Engage & Inspire Readers with our Summer Reading Program!

Join the Challenge!

Turn the page and discover a new adventure!