This "Friendship According to Humphrey" unit is #2 in my series of Betty G. Birney Book Companions.
Your students will love responding to this story and will have many differentiated activities to do so with!
Your students will have the opportunity to complete TWO different responses for each chapter in the book. One response will focus on a specific comprehension strategy. The other will have them analyzing the sweet & famous friendship quotes that Betty G. Birney included at the end of each chapter.
** Here are Some Examples of Common Core Standards Covered in this Unit: **
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
** Here are Some Examples of Comprehension Strategies Covered
in this Unit: **
Cause and Effect
Defining Character Traits
Using Text Evidence
Compare and Contrast
Changing Mental Images
Taking a Character’s Perspective
Answering Comprehension Questions
Change over Time
Identifying Story Elements
You and your students will fall in love with Humphrey. I would love to hear how you used this in your classroom...a follow and feedback would make my day!
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Friendship According to Humphrey Book Companion
by Tracey Schumacher
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Based on a work at The Teacher's Chair