Mother Bruce Book Study – A free literacy center set created by The Curriculum Corner
This resource is designed to accompany Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins.
You can download the set of centers designed to go with this book at the bottom of this post. Click on the bold link.
This is a cute book with a little humor added throughout. Students will enjoy the pesky geese and Bruce’s battle to have them go away.
In this book, Bruce is a grumpy bear who loves to cook. When he brings home eggs for a recipe, the eggs hatch and the geese think he is their mom. This book tells Bruce’s story as he attempts to get rid of the geese.
Before using the materials provided at literacy centers, this book would make a great read aloud. A read aloud of this book will ensure students don’t miss the little details that might make them giggle.
If you are looking to make a literacy basket for this center of a variety of books, include books on black bears and geese. Maybe even a recipe book or two would be fun!
For this set of resources, my goal was to create a set of centers that can be used for a week long focus on the book during your rotations. If you do some more in depth work with the book, please share any of your ideas below!
Mother Bruce Collection
Task Cards The first part of this collection is a set of task cards. These are designed to accompany many of the printables we have created. They will be the directions you place at each center for your students to use as a reminder.
Story Maps There are two of these so you can choose which fits your students best.
Flip Book This flip book is designed to go in an interactive notebook. Students cut the outside shape and then cut on the dotted lines. They will lift the flaps and write about the main character, problem and solution under the flaps. On top they will draw a picture to show each.
Sequencing Sentences These cards have the most important events from the book. Students can use the book to help them place the events in the correct order. You might also have students use these cards for fluency work.
Word Work You’ll find word maps for recording new words, a syllable sort recording page and a collection of 24 word cards.
Writing Prompts There are five different writing prompts along with two blank lined papers.
You can download this Mother Bruce collection here:
If you are looking to purchase Mother Bruce or the other books in the set, you will find the links below (contains affiliate link)