Another story companion filled with many different ways to differentiate your close reading time, small group reading time, Daily 5 or literature circles.
In this unit you will find the following:
-6 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, effect and circular story)
-6 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, story)
-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:
-Reading response activities:
-Journal cover (if you choose to do a bunch of the activities, this is nice to have to put them together)
-Let’s Add to the Story
-Real life ducks vs Duck in the story (Contrast activity)
-Beginning, middle and end
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect
-Most Important part
-most unbelievable part
-Bubble maps for Duck and Farmer Brown
-Venn Diagrams: Duck vs. Farmer Brown
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Venn Diagrams comparing all animals in the story to their real life versions
-Describing the character for the duck, Farmer Brown and the cows
-Character changes from beginning to end
-Text to self connection
-Comparing yourself o a character
-Character Close Up! (Farmer Brown, Duck on the farm/Duck as Governor/Duck as president)
-Visualize Main Character
-Who, What, Where, Where, When, How, Why Questions
-Do you think Duck would make a good President
-Character traits of a good leader vs. Duck
-If I were President…
-What will Duck write about in his autobiography?
- pocket chart surveys:
-Would you vote for Duck as President?
-Did you like the story?
-Do you think Duck would make a good President?
-Have you ever voted?
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 words on full page, half page and word wall sizes.
-“Write the room” cards, student response sheet
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following 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.