In this unit you will find the following:
-15 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, effect, onomatopoeia, summarize, inference, prediction, visualize, making connections, questions, vocabulary, important ideas and author’s purpose )
-7 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, story onomatopoeia words)
-Response to reading worksheets that include a cover page, so that you can choose the pages/topics you would like to use print, staple and go! Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading! Tons of different options! You can easily use the book for a week or just a day or two! You can choose! Topics covered:
-story mapping: Setting/characters/problem/solution
-retelling beginning, middle end (2 differentiated sheets)
-sorting characters and setting
-Cause and effect (2 differentiated sheets)
-problem and solution (2 differentiated sheets)
-Most important part (3 differentiated sheets)
-Making and confirming predictions
-Roll with it comprehension sheet
-Book Review (3 differentiated sheets)
-Making connections to the text
-Bubble maps for each character in the story
-Bubble map for listing characters in the story
-bubble map for listing Farmer Brown’s feelings throughout the story
-Venn Diagrams comparing characters (5 total)
-Venn Diagrams to compare the animals in the story to real animals.
-This story makes me think of…
-Choose a character and compare that character to yourself
-Visualize the setting (3 differentiated sheets)
-Visualize the main character (3 differentiated sheets)
-Visualize your favorite character (3 differentiated sheets)
-Write a letter to the author
-Write a letter to the illustrator
-Character Close-ups! For each character
-The funniest part…
-Making connections to the text (3 differentiated sheets)
-Barnyard onomatopoeia chart
-using the illustrations chart
-- pocket chart surveys:
-Do you think Duck is funny?
-Did you like the story?
-Do you think Farmer Brown knows what the animals did?
-Which is your favorite character?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet. A writing page to defend their opinion given in the survey as well.
-vocabulary for the story: full and half page sheets, pocket chart/word wall set of the words with pictures.
-pocket chart activity for sorting nouns and Onomatopoeia words
Non-fictional Read aloud Section:
In this section you will find:
-a non-fictional read aloud "A Day on the Farm" for you to pair with this text to compare and contrast Farmer Brown’s farm to a real farm
Coordinating activities include:
-KWL about the farm
-Can/Have/Are charts (in color and b&w) for the farm, horses, cows, goats, pigs, chickens, sheep
-What is your favorite farm animal?
-Have you ever been to a farm?
-What is your favorite thing to do on a farm?
Write the room using real photos including 4 different response sheets for differentiation
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.5 I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
RL.1.9 I can compare and contrast characters in stories.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
W.1.8 I can write about my experiences.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
1.MD.4 I can gather and interpret data and answer questions like how many, how many more or less.