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Teachers and Homeschoolers: Download FREE Katie and Kimble Activity Packets here (3rd grade)

Hey, teachers and homeschoolers! Free Katie & Kimble
classroom/ homeschool materials are now available to download from the Katie & Kimble Blog!


I have uploaded the full set of Activity Packets that accompany Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (280L) and the full set of Activity Packets for Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (290L) — 3rd grade reading level and skill level.


NOW the free downloadable, printable Awards Package for each book is included right in the file with the Activity Packets. Readers can mark their progress with color-in ribbons!


Answer Keys are now available, too. See below.


Each Activity Packet covers two chapters and contains 7 Activity Pages (reading skills, word skills, comprehension,
apply text to self, writing, etc.).


The first page of each Activity Packet is a Table of Contents/Cover page for the packet. Teachers and homeschoolers can decide which Activity Pages to use in each packet, and kids can check off each Activity Page on the Contents page as they complete it (very motivating, as they can see their progress). The Contents page/Cover sheet also contains pre-reading activities (predictions) for the chapters that follow. These Katie & Kimble Activity Packets are
available to download free of charge.



Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.


Winner: Juvenile Books Series.


As some of you know, I used to be an English teacher (ESL). I also used to create materials on a regular basis, both for my own classes and for the language programs that employed me. So, it just follows naturally that I would wish to create some materials to go along with Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish.


These materials are RL3 (third grade). As my guide, I have used the requirements from two Iowa school systems for reading skills in their third grade classrooms and the national standards for third grade. Plus, I’ve had the input of a wonderful third grade teacher, Mrs. Juli Dodd, MA, who specializes in reading.


I have Reading/Writing Activities and Class/Group Activities, including prompts for writing reports on things related to the Katie & Kimble stories. I’ve also created topics and prompts to go with my Childhood Stories that you will find on the top bar of the Katie & Kimble blog.




You can download all the materials free of charge below and make copies for your own personal use or for classroom use. And don’t forget the free downloadable coloring pages!


Download the pdf of Activity Packets 1A-1C and Activity Packets 1D-1F for Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story here:






Download the pdf of Activity Packets 2A-2C and Activity Packets 2D-2F for Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish here:




Answer Keys





Katie & Kimble Awards Package

This Awards Package has been designed to accompany the Activity Packets for Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish.

The Katie & Kimble Awards Package, consists of one four-inch ribbon to be awarded to the reader upon the completion of each Activity Packet. The ribbons are designed to be printed out and work equally well in color or in
black and white/grayscale.

Suggested Use

When the reader has finished Activity Packet 1A, for example—the “1” meaning Book 1 and the “A” meaning the first packet—give the reader the ribbon for packet 1A. The reader can color in the ribbon, cut it out and write her or his name on the blank ribbon. The reader can then collect the ribbons, pin them or tape them up on the wall or on a bulletin board, and watch her or his progress grow. At the end of each of the Katie & Kimble books, the reader is to be awarded one of the bigger, six-inch ribbons to signify having completed the entire book and all six of the
Activity Packets.

The printable ribbons can be downloaded here. There are six small ribbons per book and one large ribbon per book.




Fun Katie & Kimble Hint: On the sidebar, click on the yellow stripes for a little surprise or two!




Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:

Paperback version: $5.95


Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!


Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!




[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]

Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother.

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