This pdf has 21 pages (including the cover page, credits page, and teacher background information page).
Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco is a guided reading level P (depending on whether you're looking at the revised levels) and the activities in this packet lend themselves to those reading levels and higher. They should be done with a bit of teacher scaffolding and interaction. They can be completed (with book reading) in three class periods.
The design of the questions and activities aligns with the challenges and instruction style of the common core standards and PARCC. Great for guided reading groups or instructional intervention. I've used this with general ed. third grade and gifted ed second grade.
If you use the Notice and Note and it is new to your students, you could stretch this to fourth and fifth grade as an easy introduction. The Notice and Note fictional close reading strategy helps readers make sense of character traits, themes, motives, foreshadowing, and many other important fiction elements. The activities for Notice and Note in this pack work best after the students have had some practice with Notice and Note, but before reading a chapter book or long piece of literature.
Not included but necessary for usage - the book Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
**Not for resale and/or commercial distribution**
In this packet, there are:
1 teacher background/resources page
1 schema activation page
1 word work page
3 vocabulary instruction pages
3 pre-reading strategy instruction pages
2 story craft pages that involve a lost pet
2 Venn Diagram skill pages
4 Notice and note activity pages
-signpost review/prompting for sticky note reading
-signpost related questioning with story evidence
-notice and note discussion questions
2 RAFT writing pages
1 credits page
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