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Big Al

Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Big Al
Product Description
Big Al: This is part of my larger "Being Me" Book Buddies Bundle.This unit is meant to guide you as you explore close reading, comprehension skills and writing about reading. Rather than write a day-by-day plan of what to do, I decided to create activities and share ideas for what you can do with this story. It is not meant to tell you HOW to teach, but rather to give you the tools to create your own lesson designs, student groupings and discussions.

There are 3 main parts to this unit – vocabulary ideas, comprehension skills (includes a “talking points” plan, activities and printables focusing on character traits and a “prove it” activity to help students practice finding support for a statement) and writing topics (responses to reading.) I have used all these activities and printables successfully in my second grade class – all in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of my students.

What's Included?
Word cards and definitions (with and without definitions)
Vocabulary printable sheets (2 levels)
Vocabulary activity ideas (dice roll sheet included)

Reading Comprehension:
Reading Plan Ideas – questions, discussion points and
ideas for talking
Character feeling and story elements activity ideas
Feelings and Events cards and activities
- identify character feelings (2 different sheets)
- how character’s feelings changed
- how character changed (general)
- story elements (3 different sheets) - self-connection character feelings

- 3 writing topics with a variety of supports and topics

Take a look at the preview to see more of what is included.

Looking for more Book Buddies?
Molly Lou Melon - click HERE
Tacky the Penguin - click HERE

Check out my Character Traits resources, too!
Character Response Graphic Organizers
Character Trait Posters

Thanks for stopping by! Lisa, Second Grade Stories
Total Pages
36 pages
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