Around the Pond: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
All activities and worksheets are aligned to the Common Core Standards!
List of Contents:
The first 7 items on the list are all about WORDS.
Vocabulary Matrix CCSS SL.2.6.
This is a list of Tier 2 vocabulary words with scaffolding to support the production of complete sentences. Ideas for completing sentence frames are included.
Sight Word List CCSS RF2.3 and 2.4
This is a list of the high frequency sight words that students specifically need to know for success when reading Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here?. Also included is a homework page.
Multiple Meaning Word Study CCSS L.2.4
There are 4 activity sheets for multiple meaning words from the text. Don't miss out on words like "stick" and "bark". Active dictionary skills are included in the Common Core, and this is a perfect place to begin developing those. I include an answer key as well!
Grow List for Compound Words CCSS L.2.4.d
There are 6 compound words to be analyzed for their base word meanings. The organizer makes this easy and meaningful.
Real Life Connection: Different Words that Describe “CONTAINERS” CCSS L.2.5.a
Boxes, bottles, bags, and barrels! And those are just the ones that begin with “B”! Detailed list included.
Set of Flashcards with Fun Facts about Plants and Animals:
Here are some photos and facts to bring the text to life! There is a wealth of Tier 3 vocabulary to support your students’ acquisition of informational text.
The next 5 items focus on story elements and comprehension.
Graphic Organizer for Story Structure CCSS RL.2.5
Unlock the secret to how this story is organized by charting the clues, the animals they lead to, and how these 2 things are related.
Discussion Questions for Teacher-Led Conversations
These questions dig deep into interpreting illustrations, story structure, and comprehension. They are real work-horses: good for both oral discussion and journal responses during close reading. Answer key included.
Journal Pages and Posters for Close Reading of a Text:
Here is a resource that you will be able to use with any piece of literature- even poetry! Close reading techniques begin in the primary classroom. The posters list questions that will make it easier for you to guide your readers to a deeper understanding of the text. The journal pages break the process down into simple, bite-sized pieces.
Written Response to Literature:
Short constructed response is an element that will be part of the new standardized testing norm. These text-dependent questions are an easy way to make this a part of your routine. Answer key included.
Story Test in Multiple-Choice/Short Response Format:
This 6-question test contains 4 multiple choice and 2 short response questions. Questions focus on story structure, comprehension, and vocabulary. Answer key included.
Classroom Book Collaboration:
“Around the Classroom: Who’s Been Here?”
Included are a class book cover, an organizer for prewriting and revising, and a page for the final copy. I’ve also included a sample page and some ideas to get things rolling! Using the story as a mentor text, students will discover the relationship between objects found in the classroom, and who is using them!
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