Begin the month of April with Arthur as he learns about being bullied and how he ended up pulling off the best April Fool's Joke Ever in this Close Read based off the book by Marc Brown, Arthur's April Fool. This close read is is a great way to teach students about what if feels like to be picked on by their peers and how to handle them.
The 5 Day Lesson Plans
give you everything you need for this Close Read. Your students will Write, Illustrate, and Dig Deeper into text with you guiding them with the page by page Digging Deeper into Text Questions for every page in the book that I've provided for you with this Close Read.
This set focuses on the following skills:
• APRIL FOOL'S DAY
• OPINION WRITING
• TEXT TO SELF CONNECTIONS
• SEQUENCING STORY EVENTS
• ANTONYMS/ SYNONYMS
• DIGGING DEEPER INTO TEXT
• STORY COMPREHENSION
• BEHAVIOR CHOICES
• DIPHTHONGS -au -aw
This set includes:
• 8 Illustrated Vocabulary Cards
• 8 Story Comprehension Questions Cards
• 5 Days of Lesson Plans
• Cut and Paste Good and Bad Behaviors Concept Sort
• Diphthongs (-au and -aw) Concept Cut and Paste Sort
• -au and -aw 5 x 7 Phonics Illustrated Posters
• Graphing Chart and Pieces about Story
• 5 Focus Question that come (8 per page or 2 per page)
• Student Vocabulary Journal Card
• 3 Pages of Digging Deeper Questions for every page in the book
• 5 Question Yes or No Test
This Close is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, but can be used for Struggling and ELL students in 4th grade.You get detailed lesson plans that tell how to adjust the lesson for each grade.
You will enjoy having 5 Days of Lesson Planswith very detailed instructions already prepared for you. The fifth day ends with a 5 question Yes or No Test.
All you will need to do is print and cut the Easy Prep Printables for either your ELA Journals or Notebook Paper. This unit was created using Common Core standards.
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My Close Reads are Seasonal, promote Fiction and Nonfiction, and Integrate as many skills and subjects into them as I can possibly fit. I hope you enjoy these as much as my students and I do!
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