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The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant

The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
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This unit includes before/during/after activities for the book, The Relatives Came. Skills addressed with this unit include prereading, vocabulary, point of view, cause and effect, sequencing, summarizing, questioning, visualizing, making connections/comparisons, and creative writing in response to reading. These activities would work well as part of an author study of Cynthia Rylant, as a class read aloud to model strategies for younger readers, and with partner reading. If you like the format of this unit, check out the other units I have listed. Other titles by Cynthia Rylant include

When I was Young in the Mountains
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All

Sincerely,
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Total Pages
11
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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On  April 21, 2014,  Renee W. said:
Wonderful activities to use with her story! Thanks!
On  April 23, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
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Great activities to use with this book. Thank you.
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On  March 31, 2014,  Kimberly L. said:
This looks great! Thanks for creating such a fabulous resource!
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On  March 31, 2014,  Buyer said:
I love the activities to go with the story! The 'get to know your classmates' is a fun connection! Thanks!!
On  March 31, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
I *love* Give one, Get one. It is a lot of fun. This works well for Grandparents day.
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On  March 31, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is a great unit to go with the book. Our school purchased this book to use with a writing mini-lesson, now I will be able to use it for more things in the classroom. Thanks.
On  March 31, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
It is a wonderful memoir model. I'm teaching that this week with Memoir of a Goldfish and The Memory String only because I've used The Relatives Came and When I was Young in the Mountain in November.
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What a great resource! I might use it whole class. Great job!
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On  March 31, 2014Luckeyfrog (TpT Seller) said:
I always love how you tie your units so directly to a specific skill. This will be so helpful for my kids to get even MORE out of one of my favorite books to teach. Thank you (and congrats on your milestone!) So well deserved! :)
On  March 31, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
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Love using this book in class. Now I have so many activities to go with it. Thank you.
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I love this book! This is such a great book to read to teach so many skills. Thanks for creating such a great pack to go with it.
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This is great, so many meaningful activities!
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On  March 31, 2014,  Buyer said:
I haven't read this book, but now I can't wait to! Great resource. I'm so glad it covers cause and effect!
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I can not wait to use after spring break!!!
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This is a fabulous unit. My kids will enjoy every bit of it. Thanks!!
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great resource
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I appreciate your feedback, and I hope all worked well.
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On  February 23, 2014,  Lynn B. said:
Another super unit!
On  February 24, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
I hope your students enjoyed it too.
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Thank you!
On  January 26, 2014Comprehension Connection answered:
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On  December 5, 2013,  Amy T. said:
Thanks!
On  December 6, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
So glad you were happy with these. I am going to put together a Cynthia Rylant bundle with all of the new CR titles I've done recently. I have a few more to do, so stay tuned. I will probably put these two in the bundle as well, so I'd work a deal with you if you like the bundle later.
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Good work
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On  November 8, 2013,  Alison R. said:
Adapted this for my 1st graders! Thanks!
On  November 8, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
Ah...I'm sorry you had to adapt. It doesn't surprise me since the book is a higher level and really the comprehension skills are more for 2/3 than 1st. I am glad you could use the ideas though. It's such a great book...nice mentor text for writing.
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On  August 27, 2013,  Karen B. said:
Great product! Thanks
On  August 28, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
I am so glad you liked it. I hope your children enjoy the book...one of my favorites. (We live in Virginia...:-) Have a great year, and come back soon.
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On  August 22, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
I hope you were happy with the unit. I appreciate the business, and I hope it works well for your groups.
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On  August 19, 2013,  Angela M. said:
Excellent resource! I just purchased this book for my nieces because my family and I are "The Relatives" who come from VA. This is going to be great!
On  August 19, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
We live in Virginia as well...super state, huh!! :-) Enjoy the book, and later, you might look at When I was Young in the Mountain. Ties nicely to The Relatives Came.
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On  April 20, 2013Zteacher (TpT Seller) said:
Can't wait until next Thanksgiving to use this again! Thank you!
On  April 20, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback and for your purchase. I think you also decided to follow me...yeah! Glad it worked well for you. Have a great weekend.
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On  April 12, 2013,  Buyer said:
i liked the cause and effect activity. Thanks.
On  April 12, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
Thanks! I hope it works well for your students. I really appreciate the fact that you purchased several units. I hope that you are pleased with the quality and that they make your job easier. Have a great weekend!
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Good.
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Thanks! I hope your students enjoyed the book and activities. I also hope you will return in the future. Thanks for your purchase.
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On  March 31, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
You're welcome! Thank you for making the purchase. I hope the unit works well for your students and that you'll return in the future. Have a great day!
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On  March 15, 2013,  Buyer said:
Not really applicable to first grade.
On  March 15, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
I am sorry you feel that way, and I agree it would not be appropriate for ALL first graders. The reading level of this book is second, so second semester first would be fine. The unit emphasis is on comprehension, so it is intended for modeling when the book is used as a read aloud, but strong readers in first could use the enrichment. Usage definitely depends on the reader. That is why I listed it for first. First graders also benefit from vocabulary enrichment. I hope with scaffolding you can use the materials.
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On  February 6, 2013,  Patricia S. said:
Great resource
On  February 6, 2013Comprehension Connection answered:
Thanks for your purchase and feedback. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to give feedback on my unit. Have a great week.
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On  November 30, 2012,  Cathleen F. said:
Exccellent activities.
On  November 30, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
Thanks! Nice to hear! Thanks for your business, and I hope you will return. You may enjoy When I was Young in the Mountain too.
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On  November 20, 2012,  Buyer said:
Love this story. Thank you for the great practice on story elelments.
On  November 20, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
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On  November 18, 2012,  Amanda R. said:
This unit is good, but directions are somewhat wordy for students to understand themselves on a second grade level. Would be fantastic for third graders.
On  November 19, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
It is definitely not for independent work. It was written for guided reading groups to do with modeling and guided practice. The activities could be done whole group with a smartboard also if you're wanting to model comprehension strategies. I may need to clarify that in my listing. Thanks for your purchase and feedback. I appreciate it.
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I am taking it that you were happy with the unit?? Thanks for your purchase and feedback. I hope you'll return in the future!
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On  November 6, 2012Kerry Cooper (TpT Seller) said:
Love this!
On  November 6, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
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On  November 4, 2012,  Buyer said:
A wonderful addition to my Cynthia Rylant unit. Thank you!
On  November 5, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
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On  October 27, 2012,  Jennifer G. said:
My students loved this unit and activities! Thank you!
On  October 28, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
Awesome! Thanks for your positive feedback and purchase.
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On  October 25, 2012Kitten Holder (TpT Seller) said:
Looking forward to using these with my 2nd graders. Thanks for your hard work.
On  October 26, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
You're welcome! I hope it works well with the kids. Thanks for your purchase and feedback.
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On  October 17, 2012,  Ashley C. said:
Nice addition to my Cynthia Rylant author study. Thanks
On  October 17, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
Excellent! Love her books! Thanks for providing feedback and purchasing.
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On  September 17, 2012,  Jenifer T. said:
Useful, thank you.
On  September 17, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
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On  September 10, 2012,  Buyer said:
Very useful product for teaching a variety of skills and strategies!
On  September 10, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
I'm so glad the materials worked well for modeling strategies. I love both this book and When I was Young in the Mountains for introducing my kids to Cynthia Rylant too.
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On  September 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
Can't wait to use! Thanks!
On  September 9, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
Excellent! Thanks for your purchase and feedback. Have a great year!
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On  August 27, 2012,  Buyer said:
Nice Lesson some things seemed a little to difficult for the beginning of the year.
On  August 27, 2012Comprehension Connection answered:
I'm curious what grade you teach. My thought with this book would be modeling only for anything below 3rd grade. For a lower level grade, I'd put this on a smartboard and use it for group discussion/modeling. Perhaps that may offer an idea to help it work better next time. I'm sorry some of the activities didn't fit your group. Thanks for taking time to let me know, and I will go back through the unit to see where I might add clarity.
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The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
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The Relatives Came Guided Reading Unit by Cynthia Rylant
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