Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet Lesson Plan and Activities

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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the nonfiction mentor text book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet A great story about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City to teach the origins of the holiday's celebrations.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • community
  • summarizing key ideas
  • describing character traits
  • analysis of vocabulary words in a text through close reading

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 in a reading log

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 K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade

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

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11 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

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