This fun and engaging product is based on the book "Elephants of Africa" by Gail Gibbons. The materials provided are intended to be used after “read aloud” of the book, in order to provide primary age children with content and vocabulary-rich text information as a basis for reading comprehension instruction.
With the rigorous expectations of the Common Core State Standards, I feel that it is necessary for students to get early exposure to thinking about complex text. What a better method than read aloud?
Please take a look at the table of contents and the sample material I have provided in the preview. Depending on the grade and reading level of your students, this product provides a variety of materials to be used through guided instruction or independent practice. Students are expected to locate text evidence to support their true/false answers, work with content related and Tier 2 vocabulary, sort sentences about how an elephant uses its trunk vs. its tusks, and reread passages to determine main ideas and details. Also provided is a word work lesson on adding "ing” to verbs, since the book has a couple of pages with the heavy use of ‘ing”. It’s important for students to make connections between isolated word work and words in the context of authentic text.
The product includes an answer key with a reduced size to conserve on ink (4 per page).
I am very excited about the high quality of instructional material included in this product, & I think you will find it to be valuable material you will be able to use for your comprehension instruction.
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Using Text Evidence Comprehension & Vocabulary with Elephants by Gail Gibbons
by Amy Bratsos
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