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Don’t Feed the Bear Camping Day Activities w/ Bear Research, Comprehension, Math & Opinion Writing



Are you looking for a camping-themed interactive read-aloud activities for Bears and Don’t Feed the Bear? These CAMPING lesson plans and activities will engage your learners and build confidence as a teacher. Use these reading comprehensionwritingscience, and math lessons as SUB PLANS, or simply take a break from your standard curriculum and enjoy Don’t Feed the Bear!

Book Needed: Don’t Feed the Bear by Kathleen Doherty

If you don’t have the read-aloud, I have linked videos on YouTube.

Do you need sub plans? Print the lesson plans and activities to leave for your substitute teacher. There are plenty of activities to fill their day!

Here’s What is Included in these Camping Themed Activities for Don’t Feed the Bear

Reading Comprehension:

  • Lesson Plans for Before, During, and After Reading
  • Pre-reading journal writing to build upon schema with Choosing an Outdoor Camping Adventure
  • Book Questions for Before, During, and After Reading
  • Character Motivations Poster 
  • 2 Character Motivation Reading Response
  • Characters Motivation Anchor Chart
  • Text and Illustrations Focus Poster and Reading Response Printable
  • Writing a Summary Focus Poster and Reading Response Printable
  • Directed Drawing of a Park Ranger with writing activity
  • Vocabulary Picture and Word Cards for 5 Vocabulary Words
  • Vocabulary Camping Tent Printable

Science Integration:

  • Informational Text for Breathtaking Bears
  • Student Reader for Bears (shortened version of nonfiction reader)
  • Bear Research Printables
  • Bear Research Website and Video Links
  • Bear Research KWL
  • Bear Craft and Writing Booklet

The Two Bears Theater

  • 4 Speaking Roles
  • Informational theme to learn about Brown Bears and Black Bears
  • Speaking Badges

Opinion Writing with Don’t Feed the Bear

  • Opinion Writing Lesson Plans
  • What is Opinion Writing Focus Poster
  • Opinion Writing Sentence Starter Focus Poster
  • S’mores Details Focus Poster
  • Opinion Writing Organization Activity
  • Brainstorm Focus Poster
  • Brainstorm Printable
  • S’more Opinion Graphic Organizer and Craft
  • Opinion Writing Publishing Paper and Sign Making
  • Opinion Writing Rubric

Camping Themed Math Activities:

*Each Math Activity has multiple options based on the needs of your students)

  • Story Problems Under the Stars: Word Problems (6 options)
  • Roasting Up Number Order: 5 Levels
  • Sipping on Sums: 3 Levels (2-digit addition without regrouping, 2 digit addition with regrouping)
  • The Compass Compare: 2 Levels for Comparing Numbers
  • Flashlight Fractions: 2 Levels (halves, thirds, fourths and halves, fourths, eighths)
  • Counting Coin Camping Riddle: 2 Levels (counting dimes, nickels, pennies and counting quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

*Writing Pages are included with different writing line options.


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