This read-aloud pack includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities including a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans to help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure. You will guide students to use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the story and respond in meaningful ways.
These lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 daily close reading lessons. Each day students will interact with the book for a different purpose and then complete a corresponding activity.
This pack includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
- Text Dependent Questions
- Key Ideas and Details Graphic Organizer
- Point of View Graphic Organizer
- Memoirs Writing Paper
- Memoirs Craftivity Instructions
To teach these lessons you will need:
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian
This read-aloud is included in our April Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
. For one month of read-alouds that meet the Core Standards, you can purchase the bundle at a 25% discount!
The April Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
Memoirs of a Hamster
Diary of a Worm
Tops and Bottoms
The Thing About Spring
Muncha Muncha Muncha
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Do you love reading aloud to your primary students? We do too! It is one of our favorite times of the day. Here’s what our buyers say:
"So cute!! We just got a pet hamster this year, so I can't wait to do this with my class!!"
"The students loved writing their own memoirs. Some of the girls liked the idea of having a lock put on theirs. It was a fun activity!"
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and to read more about our close reading day lesson plans.
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