Catching the Moon Book Companion | Problem and Solution

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This narrative nonfiction book companion BUNDLE features 12 complete lessons that include objectives, learning targets, discussion cards, DIGITAL and PRINTABLE graphic organizers for every lesson, and Google Form™ exit tickets for every lesson. I have taught all of these lessons successfully and hav
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In this lesson, students will identify and discuss problems and solutions and how, in this particular story, problems lead to more problems which need additional solutions. In addition, there is a bonus "enrichment" piece where students search for sensory images, figurative language, and discuss author's purpose.

*NEW* I just added printable (for packets) and digital (for Google Classroom) components that will help with distance learning. A link to the video is included.

Catching the Moon, by Crystal Hubbard is the inspirational true story of Marcenia Lyle - the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional baseball league.

Students love learning about real people and their stories of perseverance and triumph. Marcenia is a delightful role model. My fifth graders love her story!

This lesson is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as Virginia SOLs.

The book is NOT included.

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.


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