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First Grade Exemplar Text Close Reading Lessons: Kitten's First Full Moon

First Grade Exemplar Text Close Reading Lessons: Kitten's First Full Moon
Product Description
In response to the common core standards requirement to utilize complex text in my first grade classroom, I've put together this packet to analyze story structure and cause and effect using the exemplar text: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.

There are five read aloud lessons included in this 76 page file. Each lesson explores both oral and written language through a 5 step lesson plan pattern. For my read aloud time, I teach for about 30-35 minutes.

LESSON 1: Build background with a NASA video clip, introduce roots & suffixes, read aloud the text

LESSON 2: Review roots & suffixes, mark a close reading text for roots & suffixes, monitor comprehension with text dependent questions

LESSON 3: Build background with a video clip, introduce cause & effect, teach/review verbs, investigate figurative language using a close text

LESSON 4: Review cause & effect, collaborative grouping activity, verbs review, teach story element: climax, review reading with expression with a close text

LESSON 5:Discussion of main idea & details, close reading of text & writing activities.

Included in this packet is also a writing plan for a review of the book, Kitten's First Full Moon. There are writing papers for opinion, informative, and narrative writing. I've also added a quick craft to display student work!

I've added a cause and effect match game to be used in during who group instruction on DAY 3.
I've also added a whole group game that can be used to review the story elements on DAY 4.

Enjoy! :)

Total Pages
76 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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