April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle

April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
April Guided Reading with a Purpose Bundle
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  1. 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 paper book included, Fly Guy Sharks, National Geographic Sharks, Sharks by Gibbons, and All about Sharks by Arnosky. Using
  2. Are you teaching your students the characteristics of fish? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about fish and ocean life. There are two paper mini books that are Included. One is all about fish and the other is about different ocean animals. There are also research projects inc
  3. 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
  4. Are you teaching your students the characteristics of birds? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about the characteristics of birds. There is a mini booklet Included, anchor charts, and activities to guide your instruction. In addition there are 4 fictional anchor stories about
  5. This fun-filled Earth Day packet will teach your children about the importance of taking care of our Earth. There are comprehension strategies, and loads of literature connections you can use with your favorite Earth Day books. Many writing opportunities and a mini book included as well. There are 3
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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 paper book included, Fly Guy Sharks, National Geographic Sharks, Sharks by Gibbons, and All about Sharks by Arnosky. Using those books, students will work on labels, captions, fact and details, headings, table of contents and more. There are many writing activities included, a shark word wall with real pictures, two shark crafts, lesson plans, word work activities and more! The next unit is on fish and ocean animals. This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about fish and ocean life. There are two paper mini books that are Included. One is all about fish and the other is about different ocean animals. There are also research projects included for 5 different ocean animals. I use this packet to integrate science and reading as well as research. I included lesson plans for you to look over on how I use this packet as well. The third unit is on the rainforest. It 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 writing activities and a few additional reading strategies. There is a report template included to complete a rainforest animal research project. Also included is a rainforest word wall, seven different rainforest crafts, lesson plans, and word work activities. The focus stories are, Nature’s Green Umbrella by Gail Gibbons, The Great Kapok Tree by Cherry, All About Rain Forest Animals by Mitchell (INCLUDED), If I Ran the Rain Forest Bonnie Worth, The Umbrella by Jan Brett & Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes. See below for a list of specific activities.The last packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about the characteristics of birds. There is a mini booklet Included, anchor charts, and activities to guide your instruction. In addition there are 4 fictional anchor stories about birds that you can integrate to teach point of view and the who is speaking standard. Also there are research reports and crafts for 5 different kinds of birds. Finally, a bonus unit is included to integrate Earth Day.

National Geographic Kids Sharks by Anne Schreiber
• Captions
• Diagram and Labels
• Shark Clues
• Asking Questions
• Fact and Details
• Text Connections
• Informative Prewriting web and writing

Sharks by Gibbons
• Table of Contents
• Check for Understanding
• Questions
• Captions
• Diagram and Labels
• Opinion Prewriting and writing

All about Sharks by Megan Mitchell
• Captions
• Diagram and Labels
• Non-fiction Checklist
• Digging for details
• Clarify meaning
• Headings
• Table of contents
• Shark writing fill in the blank

Fly Guy Presents: SHARKS by Tedd Arnold
• Captions
• Diagram and Labels
• Text Connections
• Fact vs. Opinion
• Opinion Pre-writing and Writing

All About Sharks by Arnosky
• Text Evidence
• Schema
• Fact and Details
• Captions
• Diagram & Labels

Word Work
• Making Words
• Word Search
• ABC Order
• Syllables
• Asking vs. Telling
• Fact or Opinion
• Math Fun

Shark graphing: Using first graders, measure how many students long a Tiger, Hammerhead, Bull and Whale shark are. Graph and record results

Research: Shark report: animal group, habitat, food, babies, body, fun facts, photo album, about the author

Crafts
• Shark paper topper, and shark

Word Wall
• Colorful word wall using real pictures and clip art

Fish:
• Fish Schema
• All about Fish mini book, copy two per page (9 pages)
• Dig Deeper
• Label a Fish
• Design a Fish
• Sort
• 8 full page posters of fish characteristics
• Informative fish web and write
• Fish can, have, are
• How to care for a fish prewriting and writing
• If I saw a shark narrative prewriting and writing
• What is it like to be a fish? By Pfeffer Recall

Word Work:
• Alphabetizing
• Word Search
• Syllables
• Fill in the blank

Ocean Animals:
• Ocean Animals mini book, copy two per page (11 pages)
• Informative web and writing ocean animals
• A Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki recall
• Wish for Fish by Worth recall
• Commotion in the Ocean by Andreae recall
• Underwater by James recall
• I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Sherry recall
• Over in the Ocean by Berkes recall
• All about Starfish fill in the blank
• Whale poem
• All about Whales fill in the blank

Research Projects:
• Whale
• Octopus
• Shark
• Jellyfish
• Seahorse
Each report includes the following: cover page, habitat, group, food, babies, label, fun facts, photos, and table of contents page

Crafts:
• Jellyfish
• Starfish
• Whale
• Octopus
• Seahorse
• Shark
• Fish

Anchor Charts
• Author’s Purpose
• Persuade (2)
• Inform (2)
• Entertain (2)

The Great Kapok Tree by Cherry
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• Story Mapping
• Questioning
• Persuasive Pre-writing and Writing

Nature’s Green Umbrella
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• Anticipation Guide
• Ecosystem
• Informative Pre-writing and Writing

If I Ran the Rain Forest by Bonnie Worth
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• True/False
• 4 Layers of the Rain Forest cut and glue animals
• Informative Pre-writing and Writing

The Umbrella by Jan Brett
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• Questioning
• Main Idea and Details
• Survey
• Opinion Pre-writing and Writing

All about Rain Forest Animals by Mitchell
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• Non-fiction text features checklist
• Digging for Details
• Clarify Meaning
• Fact and Details
• Headings
• Table of Contents
• Glossary
• Informative Pre-writing and Writing

Colorful word wall cards
• Schema/New Learning Cards
• KWL cards
• Sleepy Sloths

Over in the Jungle by Berkes
• Author’s Purpose anchor chart (colorful posters)
• Author’s Purpose Worksheet
• Rhyming
• Alphabetizing

Bonus Activities
• Writing Checklist
• Sloth Pre-writing and Writing
• Can, Have, and Layers
• Rain, Rain, Rain Forest worksheet
• Rain Forest Packet cover page
• Rain Forest Schema before learning
• Rain Forest after learning

Research:
• Letter to parents
• Template: cover page, animal group, layer, food, babies, body, fun facts, photo album, about the author, class comments
• Certificates: color and black and white

Word Work Activities:
• Making Words
• Word Search
• ABC Order
• Syllables
• Fact or Opinion
• Asking vs. Telling

Crafts:
• Sloth
• Toucan paper topper
• Toucan
• Boa
• Tiger
• Monkey
• Parrot
• Tree Frog

Birds:
• Bird Schema
• All about Birds mini book, copy two per page (11 pages)
• Dig Deeper
• Label a Fish
• Birds have…
• Bird Sort
• 9 full page posters of fish characteristics
• Informative bird web and write
• Birds can, have, are
• How to take care of my pet bird prewriting and writing
• If I saw a peacock narrative prewriting and writing

Anchor Posters:
• Point of view
• Research
• 1st Person
• 3rd Person
• Narrator

Fine Feathered Friends by Tish Rabe
• Match the Bird Anchor Chart
• Point of View Chart
• Characteristics of a Bird Anchor Chart
• Fill in the Blank
• Digging for Details

There’s A Bird on my Head by Willems
• Point of View Chart
• Who is Speaking? Anchor Chart
• Character Analysis
• Who is Speaking? Worksheet
• Features of Fiction

The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman
• Point of View Chart
• Who is Speaking? Anchor Chart
• Who is Speaking? Worksheet
• Sequencing
• Character Analysis

Are you my Mother? By P.D. Eastman
• Point of View Chart
• Who is Speaking? Anchor Chart
• Who is Speaking? Worksheet
• Sequencing
• Character Analysis

Word Work:
• Alphabetizing
• Word Search
• Syllables
• Fill in the blank

Research Projects:
• Flamingos
• Peacocks
• Parrots
• Penguins
• Ostriches
• Toucans

Each report includes the following: cover page, habitat, group, food, babies, label, fun facts, photos, and table of contents page

Crafts: Ostrich, Flamingo, Peacock, Parrot, Penguin, Toucan

This is also part of a weekly series and included in my MEGA guided reading bundle filled with activities for 40 weeks of fun! Check out the other resources here
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