A Back-to-School Activity to Pair with the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Award–Winning Picture Book
by Alana Pedalino
Use this activity to get students thinking about the five senses. Your students can describe their experience on a daily route they take and then share with a classmate to find similarities and differences.
As CJ travels through his neighborhood with his nana in Last Stop on Market Street, she helps him notice the beauty and sensory experiences all around them—and reminds him to appreciate all the things that he can see, smell, touch, taste, and hear!
Your students can put themselves in CJ’s shoes and practice focusing on their five senses with this free downloadable write-and-draw activity:
What places did your students draw and write about? If everyone is willing, please share a photo of your students’ activity sheets with us, which we might repost to share with other teachers. We love to see how kids interpret this exercise. Once they finish the activity, please snap a photo and share with us on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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