Dandelions by Eve Bunting: Lessons, Worksheets, and Activities

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3rd - 6th
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I read this story every year to kick off my historical fiction unit and this was a wonderful activity to go along with it!


Let this resource help you push your students’ thinking about the wonderful picture book, Dandelions by Eve Bunting!


  • Common Core Alignment (Grades 3-5)
  • -Holistic scoring rubric (2 formats)
  • Suggestions For Use
  • Vocabulary/language “highlights” to help with English Language Learners or struggling readers
  • Discussion Prompts
  • Writing reflection “Pausing Points”
  • (2 formats—clippable for readers’ notebooks
  • and as stand alone pages)
  • A summary/theme response sheet
  • 2 graphic organizers

Remember, the Common Core requires students to think deeply about sophisticated texts!  This will not happen without modeling.  Using this resource with a read aloud text can help you model some of these higher level comprehension expectations.

What is a “Mentor Text Moment” resource? 

These lesson sets are geared toward helping teachers present the Common Core to their grades 3-5 students by using read aloud picture book texts!  In addition to thinking deeply about texts, the Common Core stresses citing evidence to prove understanding.  Mentor texts are excellent examples of literature and the elements you notice in them can then be reinforced throughout students’ other reading and writing.


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Writing About Reading:  A One-Week Response Unit (perfect for any fiction texts)

And many more!


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