“Donovan’s Word Jar” is a children’s book written by Monalisa Degross and illustrated by Cheryl Hanna. The book tells the story of a boy named Donovan who loves collecting words and storing them in a jar. When the jar becomes too full, Donovan discovers the power of sharing his words with others.
This teaching guide for “Donovan’s Word Jar” will focus on vocabulary development and communication skills.
This ready-to-use ELA resources and extension activities packet was created to use with Donovan’s Word Jar by MonaLisa DeGross.
This book is a wonderful introduction to word collecting and can be used along with Teachers College writing unit on Word Collectors (Grade 2). Students can see how Donovan is intrigued by words and how he collects words and builds vocabulary.
This packet includes:
. vocabulary work
. reading comprehension
. word collecting prompts
. bulletin board activity.
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