The Littlest Valentine by Brandi Dougherty is a sweet little story about a girl named Emma Valentine. Her family owns a gift shop and Emma finally gets to help with the family business. As she helps with different jobs, she is told over and over again that she is too little to help. In the end, Emma discovers that she isn’t too little to share the love! Here are a few activities you can use with The Littlest Valentine in your classroom.
The Littlest Valentine Comprehension
As you read the story with your students, you can use these comprehension cards to guide student discussion. You could also have students respond to one of the questions in writing.
Throughout the story, Emma tries to help with her family’s business, but is often told she is too little. Students can keep track of the ways Emma tries to help with this graphic organizer.
The Littlest Valentine Vocabulary
I selected six words from the text for this Valentine Vocabulary activity. Each heart on the cookie tray is a foldable. That means students can write the definition and draw a picture to match on the inside. This is a great way to focus on vocabulary in a creative way.
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I should mention that Brandi Dougherty has other books in this series. They are all holiday related, but provide the perfect opportunity for text-to-text connections! I have a few activities for The Littlest Pilgrim that you can read more about here.
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