Groundhog's Day Off Read Aloud - Groundhog Activities - Reading Comprehension

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This "Groundhog's Day Off" printable or digital interactive read-aloud lesson plan pack includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities, a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans. These "Groundhog's Day Off" activities will help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure. You will guide students to use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the story and respond in meaningful ways.

These lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 daily interactive reading lessons. Each day students will interact with the book for a different purpose and then complete a corresponding activity.

To teach these lessons you will need:

Groundhog's Day Off by Robb Pearlman

This lesson plan pack includes:

  • Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
  • Text Dependent Questions
  • Who, What, Where, When, Why Graphic Organizers
  • Writing Pages
  • Craftivity Pattern and Instructions
  • Graphic organizers pre-loaded to Google Slides and Seesaw

***Google slides graphic organizers have text boxes for students to type.

***Seesaw has many interactive tools to choose from. Text boxes are not pre-loaded on the graphic organizers because students may want to type or draw, which they can easily do with the provided tools in the program

Download our Scope and Sequence to see we have aligned each of our grade 1-2 read-aloud lessons with the CCSS standards.

If you like this product, then you will LOVE all of our other interactive read-alouds.

To see more of our Read-alouds for First Grade, click here.

To see more of our Read-alouds for Second Grade, click here.

You can also purchase A Year of Interactive Read-Aloud Activities, at a discount!

Do you love reading aloud to your primary students? We do too! It is one of our favorite times of the day. Here’s what our buyers say:

"We had so much fun doing this, the kids loved to story and the newspaper turned out great"

"I loved the activities for the Emperor's Cool Clothes so much that I decided I needed to try this one for Groundhog Day. I like how the newspaper article style lets my students try out a different kind of writing."

Visit our blog here to find out more about how to teach the Core one read-aloud at a time and to read more about our close reading day lesson plans.

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about 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.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.


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