Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!

Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
Cornelius: Text-Dependent Questions and More!
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Leo Lionni’s fable, Cornelius, is about a crocodile with the unusual talent of being able to stand up on his hind legs and walk! But his friends lack curiosity and don’t appreciate him. When a monkey teaches Cornelius how to stand on his head and swing by his tail, too, the crocodiles just can’t resist trying to learn! This is a great story for teaching the “growth mindset” concepts of curiosity and hard work, as well as the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9. Pair your copy of this book with our Text-Dependent Questions and Close Reading Worksheet. Next, make your read aloud time even more productive with our narrative writing activity, using our color-and-cut Cornelius prop to help with oral retelling first, then filling in our helpful paragraph builder and final copy pages. For fun, students can retell the story again--from Cornelius’ point of view! Next, complete the very challenging verb hunt, “Verbs mean Action!” by searching the text for regular verbs, then writing in the root word, the word with its –ed ending, and the word with an –ing ending. Finally, relax and enjoy the included “Cornelius and the Monkey” coloring page. Please see our comprehensive preview!

Included in this product:
• Text-dependent question (TDQ) card
• Close Reading worksheet; answer key
• Writing Activities:
• Retell the Story paragraph – narrative writing
• Retell the Story from Cornelius’ point of view
• “Verbs Mean Action” language arts worksheet
• Art Activities:
• Color Cornelius Crocodile – use as prop for oral retelling of story
• “Cornelius and the Monkey” coloring page
• Answer keys designed for use as handwriting practice or modified work
• Terms of use and acknowledgements

Our Text-Dependent Questions…
• Cite the Common Core State Standards used (CCSS RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9)
• Include pair-sharing prompts
• Help teacher model close reading
• Provide sample correct answers for teacher reference

The Close Reading Worksheet…
• Flows naturally from the text-dependent questions and class discussion
• Indicates the page numbers where answers can be found
• Has large guidelines to help young writers print legibly

Art, Writing and Language Arts Activities
• Color and Cut Out Cornelius to use as a prop for oral retelling of the story
• Retell “Cornelius”– includes paragraph builder, sample, and final copy page
• Retell from Cornelius’ Point of View – paragraph builder, sample, and final copy
• “Verbs Mean Action” - Write root word, -ed, & –ing endings for 15 verbs used in the text (CCSS L1)
• Early-finisher coloring page – “Cornelius and the Monkey”

Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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