The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons is a wonderful story about a boy who interacts with his apple tree throughout the year. It is a great tool for teaching about seasons, apples, and story sequencing. There are ideas for before reading, during reading, and after reading. Complete whole group, in centers, or for early finishers.
Common Core Aligned Activities Included in this Reading Unit:
*Six Day lesson plan that can be shortened or extended depending on age and needs of your students.
*Vocabulary cards with matching pictures
* Differentiated graphic organizers students complete while you read the story
*ABC order to 2nd letter page
* TWO Think Dots pages for differentiation
*Apple Themed Flip Books covering story elements, sequencing, and setting.
*Headings for Anchor Charts and/or student posters
*Schema and predicting pages
*Other graphic organizers include: character analysis, Venn diagram, and a T-chart
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Complete Differentiated Writing Unit for The Seasons of Arnold's Apple TreeBUNDLE Reading and Writing Units for the Seasons of Arnolds Apple Tree
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