As a writing activity, I had him brainstorm a list of things he would take on a camping trip and I made up a quick little paper for him in Word using clip-art and a table for organizing his list.
I also checked out the book Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping and read it to him one of the days. Then we talked about the story elements and he dictated them to me as I filled them in on a story map we had printed from Reading A-Z.
I am finding that I really like planning his reading this way. It's easy to find other literature and poems that correspond to the topics in the guided reading books and I feel this makes his reading experience more integrated and rich. Can't wait to share what we're up to with his reading this week.........but you'll have to wait until NEXT week to find out!!