This read-aloud pack on the book 'Groundhog's Runaway Shadow' is unique in that it holds on to the tradition of reading aloud for pleasure, but also focuses on meeting core standards and aiding in comprehension at the same time. We have included rigorous text dependent questions where students use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the story. We have also included differentiated graphic organizers and response-to-text activities to incorporate writing standards. This pack even includes a craftivity to compliment the read-aloud.
Our lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 days of close reading. Each day you will read the book for a different purpose and students will complete a different activity.
This pack includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
-Text Dependent Questions
- Story Map Graphic Organizers
- Feelings Graphic Organizer
- Illustrations/Text Graphic Organizer
- What I Would do with my Shadow Writing Pages
- Craftivity Instructions and Pattern
To teach these lessons you will need:
Groundhog's Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki
This read-aloud is included in our February K-1 Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
. For one month of read-alouds that meet the Core Standards, you can purchase the bundle at a discounted price!
The February K-1 Read-Aloud Activities Bundle includes:
Please Mr. Panda
Groundhog's Runaway Shadow
Love is My Favorite Thing
If you like this product, then you will LOVE all of our other K-1 read-alouds!
You can purchase monthly themed bundles or purchase each read-aloud individually to suit your needs:
Ghost in the House
Halloween: Informational Text
Skeleton Meets the Mummy
Turkey Trick or Treat
Olive, the Other Reindeer
Snowmen at Christmas
Gingerbread Man and The Ninjabread Man Compare/Contrast
Single K-1 Read-Alouds:
Snowman at Night
The Snowy Day
A Tree Grows Up & Little Tree
Sneezy the Snowman
Love is my Favorite Thing
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
Bear Says Thanks
Download our Scope and Sequence
to see we have aligned each of our K-1 read-aloud lessons with the CCSS standards.
Do you love reading aloud to your primary students? We do too! It is one of our favorite times of the day. Make the most of your read aloud time with these amazing lesson plans!
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.
Take a look at just a few of our other read-aloud packs that we made specifically with kindergarten and first graders in mind:
Sneezy the Snowman
Gingerbread Man and Ninjabread Man Compare & Contrast Lessons
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