Boxes For Katje by Candace Fleming Lesson Plan & Activities
K - 4th, Homeschool
A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the historical fiction mentor text picture book Boxes For Katje by Candace Fleming and Stacey Dressen-McQueen. Great for history of World War 2 (WWII), the 4 seasons of the year, friendship and community studies!
Lessons and activities focus on:
- Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
- close reading for describing cause and effect of setting and events
- analyzing the author's message / lesson / theme
- comparing and contrasting
- main idea and details
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.
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
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).