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Opinion Writing with The Great Kapok Tree
Research based opinion writing using "The Great Kapok Tree" by Lynne Cherry. The students will write their opinion on deforestation by using sources I provided or online research. They will learn how to quote text evidence and go through the entire writing process. They can do this on paper or Goog
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The Great Kapok Tree Interactive Notebook Reading Lessons & Activities Bundle
Differentiated The Great Kapok Tree Interactive Notebook Reading Lessons & Activities Bundle NEW! Now includes even more interactive notebook and lapbook activities to enhance and add value to diverse learning! Perfect unit for EARTH DAY! Earth Day is April 22! or for thematic unit learning
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Theme and Accountable Talk: The Great Kapok Tree
Quality open-ended comprehension questions take time to develop. No-Nonsense Teaching has done the time-consuming work for you. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynn Cherry is an persuasive read aloud which asks us to reflect upon the importance of protecting the Amazon Rain Forest. This resource includes
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Linking Literature: The Great Kapok Tree Grades 1-3
If you LOVE teaching literature through cross curricular activities and have the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, then you're in luck! Your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in reading, writing and art! This resource includes a lesson plan with materials and directi
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The Great Kapok Tree Comprehension Assessment
These assessment questions for The Great Kapok Tree are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
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Scott Foresman Reading Street "The Great Kapok Tree" Small Groups and Centers
This small groups and centers plan was developed by Cara Whitehead to provide appropriate differentiated instruction for Scott Foresman Reading Street Grade 4 Unit 3 Week 5. The story "The Great Kapok Tree" focuses on the outcomes ofgeneralize, story structure, suffixes, and author’s purpose. Studen
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Picture Books for the Common Core:  The Great Kapok Tree
This picture book guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature. This guide focuses on author's purpose and main idea. The guide opens with a digital connection t
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The Great Kapok Tree Close Reading And Text-Dependent Questions
Students analyze The Great Kapok Tree using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
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The Great Kapok Tree Readers Theater - Cause and Effect
I have included the lesson plan with the readers' theater, so all you have to do it print and enjoy! I used this Readers’ Theater with my fourth graders. It was a springboard into our BIG IDEA topic of Environments, and it also led to great conversation about cause and effect. We know that cause
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An Instructional Guide for Literature: The Great Kapok Tree (eBook)
This literature guide incorporates key skills from the Common Core. The lessons have integrated vocabulary, close-reading tasks, text-dependent questions, cross-curricular activities, higher-order thinking, as well as diverse and relevant assessment. Buy the physical book here.
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The Great Kapok Tree Vocabulary Activities
These vocabulary activities for The Great Kapok Tree incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
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The Great Kapok Tree Reader Response Writing Prompts
Students respond to The Great Kapok Tree through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper.
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The Great Kapok Tree Studying The Story Elements
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Great Kapok Tree through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book.
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Comparing and Contrasting The Lorax and The Great Kapok Tree
This lesson and double bubble graphic organizer can be used to help students practice comparing and contrasting fictional texts. I used this lesson around Earth Day to highlight the relevance of conservation for my students.
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The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry 4-5 Day Lesson Plan
✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a lesson plan for a 4-5 day Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lesson for the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts fo
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Literature Unit for The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Lynn Cherry’s classic tale of the Amazon rain forest can be a part of your reading and writing program with the use of our fully-integrated literature unit and study guide. Support materials include a teacher resource guide, vocabulary puzzles, spelling practice pages, hands-on project ideas and mor
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The Great Kapok Tree Language Learning Activities
These activities for The Great Kapok Tree practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature.
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The Great Kapok Tree Making Cross-Curricular Connections
These cross-curricular activities for The Great Kapok Tree incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students.
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The Great Kapok Tree Post-Reading Activities
These post-reading activities for The Great Kapok Tree allow students to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
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The Great Kapok Tree Leveled Comprehension Questions
These leveled discussion questions about The Great Kapok Tree require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.
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Mapping the "Great Kapok Tree"
Graphic organization to identify the beginning, middle and end main ideas of The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. Maps directly to California content standards. This pack includes a lesson plan, graphic organizer, and rubric to use with the graphic organizer.
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A Guide for Using The Great Kapok Tree in the Classroom
This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, and cross-curriculum activities.
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A Guide for Using The Great Kapok Tree in the Classroom (Enhanced eBook)
This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, and cross-curriculum activities.This enh
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The Great Kapok Tree Unit: ELA/Science Lesson
A complete lesson using the story the Great Kapok Tree by: Lynne Cherry that covers both ELA and science standards. Lesson is focused on summarizing a story, finding the main idea, discussion and questioning, making conclusions, and recognizing interdependent relationships in an ecosystem.
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The View from the Kapok Tree (Point of View Lesson) Common Core
I have created a point of view lesson based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. I have included ideas on how to incorporate point of view into the book, which is written in third person. I have included background information, prerequisites, Common Core standards, instructions, and a
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Teach Reading Comprehension with Read Alouds: Bundle
Reading Bundle: Teach with 6 different Read Alouds Teach Main Idea with the book, The Great Kapok Tree. Lesson Plan Informative Text on the Rain forest 2 Graphic Organizers The Rough-Face Girl This is a great read aloud and teaches an important lesson. This 10 page packet includes: vocabulary, pre
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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade:  April {Read Aloud Lessons and Activities}
3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehen
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Rainforest Unit for Primary Teachers
This unit on the rainforest includes activities to go along with six different books. The strategy in this packet focuses on the author's purpose but there are many more reading and writing strategies included. Each story comes with colorful anchor chart posters, activities to teach author's purpose
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Reading Street 4th Grade Units 1-6 2008 version Supplemental Materials
This 1,100 pg. mega bundle is aligned Reading Street 4th Grade Units 1-6, 2008 version. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, SUB PLANS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. ***We also offer the Common Core, 2013 version!*** These activiti
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Interactive Read Aloud Lessons & Paired Passage Bundle
Do you want to make the most of your Interactive Read Aloud Time? These complete lessons are print and go to make them as easy to use. Each interactive read-aloud lesson comes with a paired nonfiction passage to provide additional learning opportunities and to further engage students. ⭐⭐⭐⭐Save Mo
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Differentiated Read Aloud Interactive Notebook Reading Activities Mega Bundle
Differentiated Mega Read Aloud Interactive Notebook Reading Lessons & Activities Super Bundle with Higher Order Thinking Response to Literature Homework Prompts $ave over 33% off the list price with NEW UPDATES in this Ever-Growing MEGA SUPER BUNDLE! Now includes 19 of our popular read-aloud
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Main Idea: Activities to Build Reading Comprehension
This collection of lessons are designed to help students understand what the main idea is. The lessons include activities to help children find the main idea and supporting details in the text they read. There are activities for whole group instruction, small groups, and independent practice. The bo
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Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 1-2-3 2008 version Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3, 2008 version. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, SUB PLANS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. ***We also offer the Common Core, 2013 version!*** This bu
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Mentor Sentences - Five Weeks
This is a set of resources to use for teaching Mentor Sentences. Sentences from the following books are included: Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry The Gardener by Sarah Stewart Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg If you li
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Writer's Workshop: Persuasive Writing - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades
Thank you so much for checking out Writer’s Workshop: Persuasive Writing! This unit was used and developed with some inspiration from both Lucy Calkins and Tony Stead. I used this in my first grade classroom and taught it in the Spring when most students had a firm understanding of conventions of wr
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Interactive Read Aloud Lessons & Paired Passages April
This resource includes complete interactive read-aloud lessons for five kid-favorite books that are perfect for April including Earth Day. Each book is paired with a nonfiction passage with text evidence comprehension question. Looking for more? Check out The Year-Long Bundle (Will Include 50 I
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Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 3 2008 version Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 3, 2008 edition. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, SUB PLANS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too:) ***We also offer the Common Core, 2013 version!*** T
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LOTS OF RESOURCES and Interactive READ ALOUDS
This is a HUMUNGOUS ZIP FILE of an entire year of stuff to go along with my interactive Read Alouds. The books that I read are: Amber Brown Beezus and Ramona Biscuit Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Penguins A chair For My Mother Androcoles and the Lion Babushkas Doll Chrysanthemum Each Kindnes
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Imagine It! "Bundle" Grade 4:  Unit 2:  Nature's Delicate Balance
This Bundle includes; Study Guides Vocabulary Tests Posters: Big Idea and Focus Questions Lessons: 1. The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story 2. Energy Makes Things Happen 3. Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs 4. What Rot! Nature's Mighty Recycler 5. The Great Kapok Tree
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April Emergency Sub Plans for 2nd Grade: Activities & Ready-to-go Lessons
Spring fever hitting hard this April? The last thing you want to be doing when you are feeling sick is worrying about planning for a sub for your second grade class. We all know that having a substitute teacher can often be more work than actually coming in! The goal of this sub plan pack is to al
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April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
This bundle includes all of the units I use to teach guided reading in the month of April. The first unit is on sharks. This unit is a great resource to teach and review non-fiction text features. Students love learning about sharks using this fun unit. There are 5 anchor texts; All about Sharks pap
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Animal AND Sea-Ocean Units for Kindergarten to grade 6 (BUNDLE)
The K-6 Bundle has 7 booklets and one PDF for behaviour management ideas and strategies. Each booklet is guaranteed to save you precious hours searching the internet for quality websites. Each unit includes enough work for a day, a week or more. Ideas can be differentiated for older or younger clas
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Earth Day Activity: Earth Day Brochure
Earth Day Brochure Activity.....Get your students thinking about Earth Day with this fun brochure activity. It will work perfectly for an interactive notebook, too! The is a double fold (sides fold to the center) brochure that is filled with writing opportunities. Students will fill in the followi
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Our Environment Thematic Unit
Our Environment provides lesson plans and cross-curricular activities based on the following pieces of literature: The Wartville Wizard, The Great Kapok Tree. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative
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Our Environment Thematic Unit (Enhanced eBook)
Our Environment provides lesson plans and cross-curricular activities based on the following pieces of literature: The Wartville Wizard, The Great Kapok Tree. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative
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Rain Forest ABC Order Activity
This is a rain forest themed alphabetical order activity. It comes with 16 rain forest themed cards, which are to be cut out and put in a baggie. Students will lay the cards out in the correct order and then once they have them set up, they will copy the words onto the rain forest themed skill she
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Symmetry  Draw and Write Rainforest Life
50% off for the first 48 hours! Symmetry Draw & Write Rainforest Life Teaching the children about Symmetry can sometimes be difficult. Using pictures of things they know can help. Just print and go. How we use these: First, we do a modeling lesson about symmetry. Next, a lesson on how to f
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