This study covers 18 different books with various options. This set lets you take a closer look at Judy Schachner AND her little kitten who dreams of being a chihuahua, Skippyjon Jones! This is a great document to use in your own lessons. Just print, get the books, and use with the class. Simple and effective! These activities can also be used to keep students accountable during stations!
This set ALSO comes with a writing graphic organizer and template to write an essay with an alternative solution than the one given on any of the given books. Along with the writing, you also get a craftivity as an incentive for students to finish drafting/editing/publishing their writing! This is great for displaying in the hall or as a project!
Here's the Table of Contents:
p.3-5 – Preview
p.6 – Table of Contents
p.7 – Author Biography
p.8-12 – AR Tracking Pages
p.13- All About the Author Writing
p.14 – Author Analysis
p.15-22 – Book Characters Analysis
p.23-31 – Compare and Contrast
p.32-49 – Cause and Effect
p.50-65 – Story Elements
p.66-67 – Summary Writing
p.68-70 – Craftivity
p.71 - Standards
p.72 - Credit
***NOTE: While these standards are covered, the book selection MAY BE TOO DIFFICULT for students at first grade and under.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
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