Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Common Core Lesson Resource Pack

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Mudge craftivity is now available two ways: 1) trace and cut templates (original version) and 2) "straight to the copy machine" pattern pieces! Woo-hoo! Enjoy!

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant - Activities and Worksheets aligned to the Common Core.

Mudge has followed his expert nose to find signs of a raccoon, a deer, an oatmeal cookie, and now he's found the Common Core!

Here are 12 strong resources that you will be able to use year after year with this treasure of a story!

List of Contents:

The first 7 items on the list focus on some aspect of working with and having a greater understanding of words.

Vocabulary Matrix:
This is a list of Tier 2 vocabulary words with scaffolding to support the production of complete sentences. CCSS SL.2.6.

Sight Word List:
This is a list of the high frequency sight words that students specifically need to know for success when reading Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. CCSS RF2.3 and 2.4

Sight Word Homework Page:
This is a parent-friendly homework that gives extra practice time for sight words.

Word List and Poster to Support Use of Context Clues:
Here is a list of words and the reasons why they are perfect for your junior detectives to hone their meaning-making skills! Included with the list is a poster for using context clues. It puts the Common Core standard into friendlier language and gives strategies to follow. The poster will be useful all year long! CCSS L.2.4.a

Multiple Meaning Word Study:
There is an organizer page for two multiple-meaning words found in Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. The first meaning recorded comes directly from the story, and then students have the opportunity to explore a 2nd or even 3rd meaning. Active dictionary skills are included in the Common Core, and this is a perfect place to begin developing those. CCSS L.2.4 and L.2.2.e

Grow List for Compound Words:
There are 6 compound words to be analyzed for their base word meanings. The organizer makes this easy and meaningful. CCSS L.2.4.d

Real-Life Connections between Words and Their Uses: Different Uses for “BUILD”:
In the story Henry’s mother is the one who knows how to build a campfire. This word has many fascinating uses, from log cabins to strong muscles! This worksheet has lots of ideas for the teacher, too! CCSS L.2.5.a

The next 3 items focus on story elements and comprehension.

Discussion Questions for Teacher-Led Conversations:
These questions dig deep into interpreting illustrations, story structure, comprehension, and even poetic devices!

Response to Literature:
Short constructed response is an element that will be part of the new standardized testing norm. Here is an easy way to make this a part of your routine.

Story Test in Multiple-Choice/Short Response Format:
This 6-question test contains 4 multiple choice and 2 short response questions. Here is a chance for your students to practice some of the Common Core testing formats, like having more than one correct answer on a multiple-choice question!

The Writing Prompt:
This opinion prompt is text based. Students will have the opportunity to choose their side and defend it! CCSS W.2.1

Prewriting Organizers:
These 2 organizers allow students to state their opinion, identify the reasons they will use to defend it, and then create a paragraph with topic sentence and conclusion. There is a 2nd version included that offers less scaffolding. CCSS W.2.6

And last, but not least, two fun craftivities!

“Tell Me S’more!”
A BME Sequencing Craftivity:
Students will enjoy retelling the main events when they get to create their own marshmallows on a stick! This could also be used as a center. CCSS RL.2.2

“Give that Dog a Log!”
A Craftivity for Expanding and Arranging Simple Sentences

Mudge loves those camping logs- they’re better than anything he gets at home!

Your kiddos’ sentences will be better than ever too after they have worked through the organizer with you to expand their sentences and switch things up! This language standard is meant to build students’ command of the conventions of standard English grammar, both in writing and speaking. Kids will love showing off their best effort sentence with a darling Mudge that they have created themselves! CCSS L.2.1.f

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Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Common Core Lesson
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