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My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano Lesson Plan and Google Activities

Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
Pages
51 pages
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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano and Jillian Tamaki.  Great for friendships, social emotional learning (SEL) and relationships! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • Close reading for describing character feelings
  • describing character traits / characteristics
  • Analyzing the author's message / lesson
  • Main idea and details
  • Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade students will love this story!

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Total Pages
51 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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).
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

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