Young Readers Love and Learn with Joey Monster!

Young readers love and learn with Joey Monster! Elementary readers learn reading, thinking and grammar skills with book and activity guides.

Young Readers Love and Learn with Joey Monster!

Young Readers Love and Learn with Joey Monster!

Hey, did you know that although 7Sisters has LOTS of high school curriculum and support, we also have fun and helpful materials for the younger siblings, too?!

That’s right! As you know, we 7Sisters value education that is FUN and no-busywork!

SO we decided to share our fun, elementary materials, too!

(Lots of you homeschool parents already know about 7Sisters Literature Activity Guides– where youngsters read classic library books and then build their reading, thinking and grammar skills with quick, memorable and fun activities.)

Parents tell us that some of their elementary homeschoolers’ favorite activity guides accompany with these books :

NOW, we are finally sharing our delightful Joey Monster storybooks with activity guides!

The Joey Monster Books from Wayne Thorp (7Sister Allison’s husband, and a career elementary school teacher) help young people build solid reading skills AND love every minute of it!

Joey is an adorable little monster, and the stories about his family, his friends, and the problems they must learn to solve will delight you and your kids. Elementary-aged learners read a story about Joey and then participate in meaningful but enjoyable activities that help them learn.

This five-book series will inspire your elementary-aged homeschoolers! (BTW- for an up-close look at Joey Monster book and activity guides, check out this post from our Cousin Angela at Schooling with Grace.)

Meet Joey Monster!

Meet Joey Monster Book and Activity Guide
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Meet Joey Monster is a downloadable storybook teaches young learners about kindness. Then, to accompany the book 7Sisters Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey Monster guides younger elementary students through developmentally-appropriate phonics and comprehension skills.

Synopsis:

Meet Joey Monster: Joey Monster stumbles on an opportunity to help another monster in need — the playground bully.  He learns that kindness makes a difference.

Readability Level:

3rd grade, easy to read

Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey Monster includes:

  • Grammar component: Comparative endings
  • Comprehension skills: Realism/Fantasy and Story Sequence
  • Story Elements: Children identify elements common to all fictional stories
  • Phonics / Grammar: Students practice a skill with a sorting activity using  words from the story itself (plus a few others thrown in, for good measure)
  • Vocabulary: Young readers learn new words using the “Roll’em & Read’em” activity sheet
  • Research: Students are encouraged to further study topics related to the story

Meet Joey zigzag

Meet Joey’s Teacher

Meet Joey's Teacher Book and Activity Guide
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Meet Joey’s Teacher: This fun, downloadable storybook teaches young learners about working with others. 7Sisters Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey’s Teacher guides younger elementary students through developmentally-appropriate phonics and comprehension skills.

Synopsis:

Meet Joey’s Teacher by Wayne Thorp: Joey Monster has to talk to his teacher about working with another student.

Readability Level:

Middle 2nd grade, easy to read

Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey’s Teacher includes:

  • Grammar component: Compound words
  • Comprehension skills: Characterizations and Story Sequence
  • Story Elements: Children identify elements common to all fictional stories
  • Phonics / Grammar: Students practice a skill with a sorting activity using  words from the story itself (plus a few others thrown in, for good measure)
  • Vocabulary: Young readers learn new words using the “Roll’em & Read’em” activity sheet
  • Research: Students are encouraged to further study topics related to the story

Meet Joey zigzag

Meet Joey’s Brother

Meet Joey's Brother Book and Activity Guide
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Meet Joey’s Brother: Here’s another fun original children’s storybook with accompanying developmentally-appropriate activity guide. This delightful, downloadable book teaches young learners about appreciating family.

Synopsis:

Meet Joey’s Brother: Joey Monster has a loud brother. Once he gets the chance to get rid of him, life is not what he expects.

Readability Level:

3rd grade, easy to read

Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey’s Brother includes:

  • Grammar component: Contractions, regular & irregular past tense verbs
  • Comprehension skills: Author’s Purpose and Story Sequence
  • Story Elements: Children identify elements common to all fictional stories
  • Phonics / Grammar: Students practice a skill with a sorting activity using  words from the story itself (plus a few others thrown in, for good measure)
  • Vocabulary: Young readers learn new words using the “Roll’em & Read’em” activity sheet
  • Research: Students are encouraged to further study topics related to the story

Meet Joey zigzag

Meet Joey’s Uncle

Meet Joey's Uncle Book and Activity Guide
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Meet Joey’s Uncle: This precious children’s storybook with accompanies developmentally-appropriate activity guide about appreciating others.

Synopsis:

Meet Joey’s Uncle: Joey Monster’s Uncle Harry is visiting. In Joey’s mind, he does not really look much like a monster. Joey is embarrassed by his uncle. What happens to change Joey’s mind?

Readability Level:

3rd grade, easy to read

Literature Activity Guide for Meet Joey’s Uncle includes:

  • Grammar component: Regular past tense verbs
  • Spelling/Phonics focus:  short & long /u/ sound
  • Comprehension skills: Context Clues and Story Sequence
  • Story Elements: Children identify elements common to all fictional stories
  • Phonics / Grammar: Students practice a skill with a sorting activity using  words from the story itself (plus a few others thrown in, for good measure)
  • Vocabulary: Young readers learn new words using the “Roll’em & Read’em” activity sheet
  • Research: In order to develop research skills, students are encouraged to study further on topics related to the story

Meet Joey zigzag

Meet Dottie!

Meet Dottie!

Joey is joined by his friend, Dottie in this  original children’s storybook with accompanying developmentally-appropriate activity guide. In this sweet story, young people learn about dedication to a cause. Then 7Sisters Literature Activity Guide for Meet Dottie guides younger elementary students through developmentally-appropriate phonics and comprehension skills.

Synopsis:

Meet Dottie: Dottie tries to save her favorite woodland park. Will she succeed?

Readability Level:

5th grade

Literature Activity Guide for Meet Dottie includes:

  • Grammar component: Pronouns
  • Spelling/Phonics focus:  /oo/ sounds
  • Comprehension skills: Higher level questions and Story Sequence
  • Story Elements: Children identify elements common to all fictional stories
  • Phonics / Grammar: Students practice a skill with a sorting activity using  words from the story itself (plus a few others thrown in, for good measure)
  • Vocabulary: Young readers learn new words using the “Roll’em & Read’em” activity sheet
  • Research: Students are encouraged to further study topics related to the story

Joyful learning with Joey Monster!

How to schedule Meet Joey and Meet Dottie!

As you know, there’s not one right way to homeschool elementary school. However, for parents who like a guide, try this:

Choose one Joey book per week.

Then adjust these ideas as meets your needs.

Monday:

  • Read the story for fun (adult can read it if the child struggles)
  • Do the Spelling Sort provided in the Activity Guide
  • Read through the vocabulary list to have student become familiar with the words

Tuesday:

  • Define the vocabulary words
  • Do the Roll’em and Read’em activity
  • Re-read the story
  • Fill in the Story Elements activity sheet

Wednesday:

  • Do the Spelling Activity provided in the guide
  • Do Roll’em and Read’em
  • Complete at least one of the Comprehension Skills activities
  • Start one of the Research activities
  • Find the vocabulary words in the book

Thursday:

  • Re-read the story and answer the Comprehension Questions provided in the guide [Note: may be done orally; OR adult record the answers; OR student write out own answers]
  • Continue to work on the Skills
  • Do the Spelling Sort again, this time writing out each group of words
  • Continue Research

Friday:

  • Spelling assessment [Traditional test; and/or write/use the words in sentences showing meaning]
  • Finish any of the Skills activities
  • Present Research findings

REMEMBER: This is just a suggested schedule, contour it to meet your child’s needs!

Download Joey Monster and friends and have a FUN school year!

 

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Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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