All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino Lesson Plan and Google Activities

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A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the autobiography / narrative non-fiction mentor text book All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel by Dan Yaccarino.  A beautiful story about relationships, tradition and family. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • analyzing author's craft to convey symbolism
  • central message / lesson
  • Theme and details
  • using text evidence to close read
  • Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students will love this story!

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52 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

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