Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans, is a classic read-aloud enjoyed by millions of children since 1939! In this story, brave little Madeline must go to the hospital to get her appendix out. When her friends come to visit, they’re impressed with her scar and her special treatment—and they want to get their appendix out too! But their teacher reminds them to be thankful for their health. This is a great read-aloud for teaching and launching a discussion about gratitude.
Our Text-Dependent Questions are based on the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, and will help you model close reading as you model returning to the text for answers--ultimately discovering the central message of the story. Make your read aloud time even more productive with our Close Reading Worksheet which guides students to the exact pages within the text where answers can be found—great for pairs or independent work! An answer key is provided for teacher reference but can also be used for handwriting practice or for modified work. Three writing activities take your lesson “to the Max”! First, a text-to-self written reflection on gratitude; next, a “Character, Setting, Problem, Solution” study sheet may be done as its own assignment or use it as a scaffold for the third writing assignment: a narrative summary of the story, in fulfillment of CCSS W3.
Included in this packet:
• Text-Dependent Question card
• Close Reading worksheet and answer key
• Three Writing Activities
The Text-Dependent Questions…
• Address multiple Common Core State Standards (CCSS RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7)
• Include pair-sharing prompts
• Help model close reading as they guide readers back into the text for answers
• Provide correct answers for teacher reference
The Close Reading Worksheet…
• Flows naturally from the class discussion
• Includes page numbers to guide students back into the text for answers
• Includes handwriting guidelines to help young learners with penmanship
• Answer key included for teacher reference
• Answer key may be used for handwriting practice or for modified work
Three Writing Activities
• “I am Grateful For” is a Text-to-Self student reflection page
• “Character, Setting, Problem, Resolution” may be used as a scaffold for
writing the narrative summary
• Narrative Summary – students retell the beginning, middle and end of the story
• Sample paragraph may be used for handwriting practice or for modified work
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