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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Lesson Plan and Activities
✏ This is an interactive read aloud lesson plan for a 4-5 day Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop for the mentor text 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 for student re

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Weekly Literacy Unit: The Great Kapok Tree
This week-long, 30+ page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the book The Great Kapok Tree, written by Lynne Cherry! Included in this pack are background building and vocabulary activities, worksheets, before reading dialogue
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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 (3 Day Lesson Plan)
This lesson plan covers 3 days and will help students learn about the dangers of deforestation in the rainforest. These lesson plans include detailed, step-by-step instructions for what the teacher says and writes, as well as what the students must write. It has peer collaboration (cooperative lea
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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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