Here's everything you need to teach Dav Pilkey's hilarious Dragon's Halloween
, perfect to use in the week or two before Halloween! Using effective and engaging strategies, the activities are designed to support and strengthen reading comprehension and written language skills for children in first and second grade
; Common Core connections are included for those grades. Choose the easy-prep resources and activities which are most appropriate for your students--and enjoy! Dragon's Halloween is one of my all-time favorite Halloween books for the classroom--I hope you'll love it as well!
For a closer look at the materials included in this resource, please see the PREVIEW above.
For each story:
•Teacher notes to guide instruction and practice with the comprehension and language focus skills.
•Graphic organizers and writing frames to support the comprehension skill for each story
•A mentor sentence and student materials for use with the language focus activities
For the whole book:
•Dragon’s Halloween Trifold graphic organizer
•Dragon’s Halloween Beginning-Middle-End graphic organizer
•24 Task Cards (color and black & white), recording sheet, answer key, Bingo board, and a menu of activities for small groups or the whole class
•Common Core State Standards - connections for first and second grades
•Answer keys and sample responses where applicable
HOW DO I USE THIS RESOURCE?
Comprehension Focus Resources
Use Dragon's Halloween as an interactive read-aloud
with your whole class, during your regular read-aloud time.
•Use the teacher notes for the comprehension skill as a guide, and follow up with the graphic organizer or response activity of your choice.
Use one or more of the stories in Dragon's Halloween for small-group reading
, using the comprehension teacher notes as a guide.
•Follow up with the graphic organizer or response activity of your choice.
Language Focus - Mentor Sentence Activities
•Use with your whole class during your regular writing time.
•Once students have heard (or read) a story, you can start the mentor sentence for the story that day.
•Choose one story's mentor sentence to focus on, or use all three if you have time!
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