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Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Cynthia Rylant

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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Everyone LOVES Henry and Mudge and this book study contains a variety of comprehension, vocabulary, phonics and writing activities to support Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night, by Cynthia Rylant.

This resource includes the following:
Vocabulary Flashcards -Introduce and use these vocabulary flashcards throughout your study of Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. I have included a blank set of cards in case there are other words that you would like to focus on with your students. When discussing these words, you can discuss phonics and word analysis skills, as well as incorporate mini-lessons on word endings, syllables, and parts of speech.

Can You Guess Our Word Group Task – Have your students closely analyze specific words using this graphic organizer / activity. Students work in groups to choose 1 vocabulary word and complete the task sheet. The rest of the class listens to the clues given and tries to guess the word described.

Camping Picture Dictionary – Students show their understanding of their vocabulary words by creating a camping picture dictionary. For each word, students will write the definition and use the word in a sentence.

Vocabulary Assessment – Use this printable to assess your students understanding of the tier 2 words studied in this story.

Syllables Posters and Assessment – Use the syllables posters as a reference and the syllables printable as guided practice or assessment.

Compound Words Matching Cards – These 24 cards are perfect for a center. Just print onto card stock and laminate. Students match two picture cards to create a compound word. I have included a recording sheet that students can record their answers on, allowing you to assess understanding. A compound word printable is also included to use as guided practice or an assessment.

Big Bear Lake Map Activity – Students read and follow directions to correctly complete the map of Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake Daily Newspaper (Informative Writing) – Students use what they have learned about camping from Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night to complete an informative newspaper. Headings include: What You Will Need, Things You Will See, Things You Can Do.

Comprehension / Discussion Questions – Use these multiple choice and constructed response questions to assess your students understanding of the story. There is a small language / grammar check-off at the bottom of the page. This just reminds students to use the skills they have learned in language in all of the writing they do. I often use that space at the bottom to give my students a separate language grade on the activity.

Henry – Point of View Writing Activity – Students write a letter from Henry’s point of view. Help your students to really see things from Henry’s point of view by creating their very own Henry mask. Just copy onto card stock and cut out. Students color and cut out the eye holes. Glue a popsicle stick to the back and students have their very own Henry mask. It really allows them to imagine that they are Henry as they complete their writing task. Included in both color and black and white.

Common / Proper Nouns Sorting Cards – Have students sort the common and proper nouns from the story. A printable is included that you can use as guided practice or as an assessment.

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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Cynthia Rylant
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Cynthia Rylant
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Cynthia Rylant
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night - Cynthia Rylant