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Picture Books for the Common Core: Chris Van Allsburg Pack

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This pack combines our picture book guides for 12 of Chris Van Allsburg's picture books.

Bad Day At Riverbend (This is a K-2 guide.)
Jumanji
Probuditi
Queen of the Falls
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
The Polar Express
The Stranger
The Sweetest Fig
The Widow’s Broom
The Wreck of the Zephyr
The Wretched Stone
Two Bad Ants

**Each guide can be viewed and purchased separately in my store. This pack is a savings of $13 over separate purchases.**

These guides help 3-5 teachers share Chris Van Allsburg's picture books with their students and make digital connections to literature.

Each guide includes a digital connection or introductory activity, five guiding questions, an extension idea, the five guiding questions on three printable pages, and an answer key.

Bonus: One of the guides includes a free online version of the story!

Common Core Standards Addressed By Guides Included In This Pack:
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.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.7 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)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 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)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.7 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more
characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on
specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s
point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.


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Picture Books for the Common Core:  Chris Van Allsburg Pack
Picture Books for the Common Core:  Chris Van Allsburg Pack
Picture Books for the Common Core:  Chris Van Allsburg Pack
Picture Books for the Common Core:  Chris Van Allsburg Pack