Beyond the Fence by Maria Gulemetova Lesson Plan and Activities
K - 4th, Homeschool
A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Beyond the Fence by Maria Gulemetova. A great book about relationships, friendship, and being assertive. Could be great for character education or social emotional learning (SEL).
Lessons and activities focus on:
- Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
- analyzing key details
- close reading for illustration to text connection
- analyzing theme
- also included is a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting characters, perspective and a graphic organizer for identifying theme
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
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, 3rd, or 4th grade
Your kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grade students will love this story!
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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.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).