Nate the Great the First Book

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Mrs Patton-For My Second Act
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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35 pages
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Students will try to solve the mystery along with Nate the Great, using text clues and inferences to piece together the puzzle of what happened to Annie's missing painting. ⭐️ This unit is aligned to 2nd grade Common Core standards but can be used in many grades. All of these activities go with the first book, Nate The Great, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, and have been used in my classroom.

⭐️ First and Second graders LOVE Nate and his detective skills! This unit contains over 20 Nate the Great PDF printables, perfect for small group reading lessons. Often I would copy a set for each group based on their individual needs.

⭐️ Nate the Great guided Reading Level is 340L or 2.0. This Nate the Great Activities set is perfect for virtual learning, small groups, RTI, homework, centers, or whole group instruction.

⭐️  WHAT’S INCLUDED? 35+ Pages...

  1. Text Feature Review about becoming a detective *MOST POPULAR*
  2. Author’s Purpose
  3. Retelling and Summarizing
  4. Comprehension Questions
  5. Cause and Effect
  6. Story Elements
  7. Sequencing
  8. Problem & Solution
  9. Compare and Contrast
  10. Making Inferences
  11. Comprehension Quiz
  12. ABC Order
  13. Compound Words
  14. Book Writing Activity
  15. Opinion Writing options for differentiation
  16. Ticket Out the Door Options

These activities are perfect to leave for a substitute. Plenty of activities.

I have used these activities for

  • whole-group
  • small group guided reading time
  • individual work
  • bookclub


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


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