Come on in friends; another amazing adventure awaits you and your students in Mary Pope Osborne’s exciting novel, Earthquake in the Early Morning!
In these plans, students will travel with Jack and Annie back in time to the famous 1906 San Francisco earthquake. While the intrepid siblings brave the perils of the disaster, your students will be introduced to a plethora of reading comprehension skills with our awesome mini-lessons, practice examples, and vocabulary. We follow up with loads of carefully crafted practice questions and engaging writing prompts to help your Knowledge Knights really dig into this awesome book.
Here's what we provide for each chapter:
* An "I Can" statement that gives an overall learning objective that clearly states what each child should be able to do upon completion of the chapter.
* Pre-selected vocabulary words, definitions, example sentences, and a place for your students to demonstrate their mastery of the words by writing their own sentences.
* A mini-lesson that introduces or reviews a specific reading skill.
* Reading skill practice examples for the following skills:
- Main Idea/Supporting Details
- Sequential Order
- Referencing the Text
* Activities that the students complete to practice the reading skills, including graphic organizers, fill-in-the-blank activities, and crossword puzzles
* A literacy skill practice assignment that students can complete individually, in pairs or small groups, or with the teacher. Literacy skills for Earthquake in the Early Morning include:
- Personal Pronouns
- Possessive Pronouns
* A writing challenge section. These are presented in three formats:
- General writing challenges which invite students to participate with the characters and plot by drawing parallels to their own experiences. (Think: text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world.)
- Visualization writing challenges which invite students to describe sights, sounds, smells and feelings by extrapolating details from the setting and putting themselves inside the world of the story.
- Figurative language writing challenges which introduce and review onomatopoeia. Students will then complete sentence prompts to practice using this form of figurative language.
* Super-cute original clip art illustrations
* A vocabulary review section that will spiral back through the selected vocabulary of previous chapters.
* Vocabulary review quizzes that assess students’ mastery of selected vocabulary for the following chapter groups:
- Chapters 1 – 4
- Chapters 5 – 10
We wrap up the packet with the following:
* A 12-question multiple-choice assessment that prepares students for EOGs, EOCs, and other standardized tests.
* Answer Keys.
* Earthquake in the Early Morning book set.
* Your own special Teacher Swag!
* Print in color to enhance the super-cuteness of the clip art illustrations
* Consider printing front and back for green points
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