Aero and Officer Mike Language Arts BUNDLE
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This nonfiction passage follows the daily life of a canine officer (Aero) and his partner, Officer Mike. The clear section headings make it a great way to reinforce main idea and details. It can be found in Journeys grade 3, Lesson 14 (2012 version) and Storytown Grade 3.
Extras only found in the BUNDLE:
• Daily 5 cards for centers (Word Work; Listening; Writing & Buddy Read)
• Making Words Activity (great support for low readers)
• Multiple choice test with space for page proof
Writing about Aero and Officer Mike
1. Author’s purpose
2. Main Idea Organizer
3. Story comparisons
4. 4 Essays
5. 3 Idiom based prompts using realistic narrative, fantasy and opinion
Vocabulary Foldables Included
1. 10 words extension words on one page (for Storytown and Journeys)
2. 5 words on a page (2 pages)
3. Blank version – for adding teacher’s preference words
4. Vocabulary questions for optional 2-sided foldable
1. Matching quiz
2. Matching quiz with prompt for Glossary page
3. Answer key with glossary pages
1. Discussion question cards (same as the foldable, but these work great as discussion starters or quick fillers)
2. Vocabulary word cards – Just the word, a picture that identifies the story and a unique colored background. These can be used for games, or mixed between stories to be sorted by part of speech, syllables, know/don’t know, alphabetical order etc.
Journey’s Vocabulary included for foldables and word wall:
Storytown’s Vocabulary included for foldables and word wall:
1. Matching vocabulary quiz – with a glossary page prompt
2. Same Matching quiz without a page prompt
3. Short Answer – These pages expand on the multiple choice comprehension test provided by Journeys. The addition of text evidence and open questions increases rigor.
4. Short Answer - The same questions with sentence stem prompts. These are great for students who need more differentiation. This permits them to participate in the same activity with supports.
5. FREEBIE – Journeys multiple choice test on a single page with room for page evidence
Aero and Officer Mike Roll Read and Graph set comes with the following:
• 2 premade versions of the dice (vocabulary or definitions)
• Blank die for your own variations
• 3 full-page size graphs (vocabulary, definition or blank) Hint: Print two to a page to save paper.
• Class suggestions and differentiation for special needs
• Over 20 higher order thinking questions with Common Core Math Procedural standards
• Directions and sample graph
• Answer key (for student or teacher reference)
Growth Mindset Quote – Inspirational Posters, Writing Prompts and Graphic Organizers
The English language has so many figurative phrases that can be tricky for young learners and language learners. This quote explores “heroes” and character education. I use quotes to integrate character education into my 6-trait writing class. It begins with a post-it response and grows into a mature essay that always amazes me as I read insightful thoughts from even my goofiest, fun-loving students.
• A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeves
Each prompt includes:
• Formal poster
• Print friendly version (perfect for reduced sized in Interactive Note Books)
• Full color poster
• Student journal version
• Prewrite graphic organizer
• Quote with writing space
• Quote with illustration space
• Extended writing prompts (how to turn a quote response into a 5 paragraph essay response)
• Extra publishing paper
1. Class Discussion - Place the full page poster on chart paper and conduct a class discussion prior to writing.
2. Post-it Ideas - Use 3 colors of post-it notes for students interacting with the three questions found in the graphic organizer.
3. Large Poster - Later, I usually choose 3-4 of the post-its in each category to make a whole-class poster, including the student’s name who suggested the idea. This makes a nice centerpiece on a bulletin board for their final writing.
4. Writing About Character Quotes - Three levels of difficulty are included – 1. With graphic organizer and sentence frame support. 2. With graphic organizer, but without supports. 3. No supports and room to illustrate a personal connection.
5. Mini Posters - The small posters are great for interactive notebooks. Students make a web of ideas coming from the mini-poster; use it for the rough draft; or have students make their own ways to interact with the quote.