This picture book guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature. This guide focuses on context clues, main idea, and author's purpose.
The guide opens with a digital connection to an interactive website that helps students build basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary words. Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response. Three of the questions require students to give evidence and examples from the story as is required in many Common Core test questions. An extension idea is provided in the form of a digital connection to a website that allows students to write a letter to their grandma or grandpa. The guide closes with the five guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses. An answer key is also provided.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and
phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
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