Here is an activity menu (5 choices for students) and a student response sheet for each activity for Formative Assessments. Each activity is Common Core aligned, and includes text dependent activities to use with the Informational Text by Steve Jenkins. This is a selection that appears in the Grade 3 Reading Street Basal. However, the text can be found in most media centers. The following activities and aligned standards are in this package:
*What's the Big Idea (Main Idea and Key Details RI.2)
*Word Genius (Academic and Domain Vocabulary RI.4)
*Tally Ho (Identifying Text Features RI.5)
*Say It Again (Identify the author's point of view and state if you agree or disagree and why RI.6)
*Hottest and Coldest (Compare and Contrasts Two Points in a Text RI.8)
This product also includes 6 suggested Academic Vocabulary and offers six mini lessons for teaching the vocabulary throughout the course of the reading.
Common Core Standards and Essential Questions are included in the lesson plan component of the package.
If you are purchasing to use for your Basal, there is also a 3 day Guided Reading Plan to use with the accompanying leveled readers: Measuring with Weather, Getting the Lay of the Land, Fastest, Longest, Biggest, Lightest. Student response sheets follow behind the lesson plans.
**You can enlarge each activity and set up 5 Info Text Literacy Centers instead of handing out the activities as choices for independent seatwork.**