Take your read-alouds to another level by teaching literacy skills found within the text. This activity guide can be done as a unit or separated to meet the specific needs of your curriculum. The literacy guide can be easily used for guided reading, whole group instruction, or for easy substitute plans.The materials provided are specific to the book Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco.
The literacy guide includes: Vocabulary (student friendly definitions of tier two or three vocabulary words; word list with definitions and activity sheets provided), Skill (a literacy skill culled from the text; activity sheet provided), Word Sort (words selected from the text that can be sorted into various categories; activity sheet provided), Genre Study (analysis of the text to support genre classification; activity sheet provided), Visualization (a sentence or passage chosen from text for students to illustrate; activity sheet provided), Analyze Perspectives (taking a moment of the story and looking at it from a different viewpoint; activity sheet provided), Shared Writing (an open-ended question that is answered through supporting evidence from the text; activity sheet provided), Compare & Contrast (finding similarities and differences between two events or characters in the text; activity sheet provided), Text-to-Self Connection (a personal connection based on the text; activity sheet provided), and a Quiz (an assessment of the vocabulary, genre, and skill covered; assessment provided with answer key).
Also included is a Common Core Standards Alignment sheet for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. The literacy guide aligns to English Language Arts standards in the following strands: reading: literature, reading: foundational skills, writing, and language.