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Cynthia Rylant "Click-and-Print" Author Study and Book Study Bundle

Kristen Sullins
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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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    Cynthia Rylant Biography/Author Study


    Students LOVE Mudge, Mr. Putter, Poppleton and all of Cynthia Rylant's other famous characters! Let them get to know the author with a comprehensive author study and book study bundle that combines facts about the author with reading response and plot elements worksheets from four of her famous books that can be used year long for mentor texts and read aloud.

    -Cover Page

    -What I learned about the Author

    -A Great Author/Favorite Book

    -All About the Author

    -Describing the Author

    -My Favorite Books

    -Tree Map

    -6 Facts (with word bank)

    -5 Facts (no word bank)

    -Early Life Timeline

    -Book Timeline


    Book Studies:

    Henry and Mudge

    Mr. Putter and Tabby


    The Relatives Came

    Featured Pages for each Book Study:

    Book Themed Activities (3-4 for each book)

    Reading Response and Plot Element Activities:

    -Story Retell with Problem/Solution

    -Story Sequencing

    -Main Idea and Details

    -Book Summary (somebody, wanted, but, so, then)

    -Describing the Character

    -Describing the Setting

    -Making Predictions

    -My Favorite Part/Author’s Purpose


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    For Texas Teachers, this resource relates to the following 2019-2020 TEKS:

    1.6A (K.5A, 2.6A) Establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts with adult assistance.

    1.6C (K.5C, 2.6C) Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures with adult assistance. 

    1.6E (K.5E, 2.6E)  Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.

    1.7D (K.6D, 2.7D) Retell texts in ways that maintain meaning. 

    1.7E (K.6E, 2.7E) Interact with sources in meaningful ways such as illustrating or writing. 

    1.8B (K.7B, 2.8B) Describe the main character(s) and the reason(s) for their actions. 

    1.8C (K.7C, 2.8C) Describe plot elements, including the main events, the problem, and the resolution, for texts read aloud and independently. 

    1.9Di (K.8Di, 2.9Di) Recognize the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance.

    This resource relates to the following Common Core Standards:

    RL.1.2(K.2, 2.2) Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    RL.1.3(K.3, 2.3) Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    RL.1.7(K.7, 2.7) Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
    Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


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