Standards bonanza! Besides being a well-loved read-aloud for the last nearly 50 years, “Corduroy,” by Don Freeman, is a powerhouse read-aloud for teaching Common Core Reading Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9!
In this story, a little plush bear in a department store is trying to find his missing button—and a friend—and eventually ends up with both. This is a great read-aloud for discussing character traits such as optimism, perseverance, and kindness. Max Learner’s questions will guide you and your students back into the text to discover the central message of the story. Relax and enjoy it right along with your students without worrying about what standards-aligned questions to ask them at the end. We’ve done all the work so you don’t have to!
Use our no-prep worksheet as a follow up to your teaching, to reinforce your lesson in close-reading. Our questions guide your students back into the text time and time again for the answers.
All of our “Max Learner Book Detective” products help you teach the Common Core State Standards by guiding students back into the text to read closely and use text features to find the central message. “Close reading” is fun with Max Learner Book Detective!
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