For my last post, How to Discuss Picture Book Stories With Your Child, I provided a free study set of questions and answers based on The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby.
As the response was so positive, I will be adding new question and answer set freebies for a few other Berenstain Bears books. As with the first set, the questions cover a wide variety of topics based on the story itself and on the illustrations, as well as encouraging your child to think more deeply and relate the story to his or her own life.
The Berenstain Bears Go to School (predictions based on text and pictures; rhyming words; thinking about pictures and text and relating it to your own life; questions based on the text and pictures; thinking questions (inference); use of quotation marks; definitions. Includes answer sheet.)
The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor (predictions based on text and pictures; rhyming words; questions based on text and pictures; syllabication and syllable patterns; extension questions based on common knowledge; questions related to personal experiences; use of quotation marks, question marks, exclamation marks, periods; capitalization of proper nouns; counting and simple arithmetic; onomatopoeia (sound words); dictionary use; abbreviations; definitions. Includes answer sheet)
Bears on Wheels (questions based on pictures and text; predictions; questions related to personal experiences; care of books; spelling of number words; bicycle safety; counting; simple arithmetic problems; colours. Includes answer sheet)
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Friends (question based on pictures and text; inference/thinking questions; definitions; words with short vowel sounds; words with long vowel sounds; compound words; questions related to personal experiences; proper nouns with capital letters; common nouns with lowercase letters; words with silent letters; exclamation marks, quotation marks; syllables and syllable patterns; abbreviations; contractions; capitalization or not of family words; words in italics for emphasis; idioms; use of more interesting words)
The Berenstain Bears Catch The Bus (This handout focuses on learning to tell time, both analog and digital, down to the minute, and various ways to express the same time. It also includes: prediction; inference/thinking questions; counting by 5s; rhyming words; onomatopoeia (sound words); questions based on text and pictures; questions based on personal time experiences. This is a very thorough and fun way to teach “telling time!”)
The Berenstain Bears New Baby handout (authors and publishing company; questions based on pictures and text; predicting; rhyming words; chronological order; counting; inference/thinking questions; questions based on personal experiences; proper nouns with uppercase letters; words with silent letters; compound words; quotation marks. Includes an answer sheet)