This comprehension unit based on Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco focuses on teaching students to construct meaning with kid-friendly comprehension strategies. Before, during and after reading strategies are included. The unit also incorporates vocabulary, assessments and a Pysnaky egg craft!
Lesson plans for each strategy are included so that you can simply print, read and go. The plans are flexible enough that you can use them for teacher directed whole group instruction, teacher guided small group instruction or students who are familiar with these comprehension strategies can compete the graphic organizers independently.
Comprehension Strategies Include:
Predicting with Possible Sentences
Inferencing about a Character
Summarizing with a Story Map
Making Text to Self Connections
Comprehension Questions ( 2 pages)
1 Written Response Question & 6 Journal Prompts
Vocabulary Instruction Includes:
Frayer Model Graphic Organizer for 8 vocabulary words
Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Page
Vocabulary Word Cards and Definitions
Lesson Plans for each Comprehension Strategy ( 5 total)
Graphic Organizers for each Comprehension Strategy (5 total)
2 Comprehension Strategy Posters: Ingrid Inference & Clyde Connections
Character Traits List with definitions
How To Make a Pysanky Egg Craft with link to story
Many activities are print and go while still targeting essential common core skills and important comprehension strategies.
(Book not included in product.)
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
DRA Leve:l 30
Guided Reading: Level N
Interest Level: 3rd-5th
Other available book units include:
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
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