This picture book guide was designed to help teachers explore the concept of one half. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide opens with a digital connection to an interactive website that helps students build background knowledge. Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response. Three of the questions include a digital connection to an interactive website. One question requires students to give examples from the story as is required in many Common Core test questions. Five extension ideas are provided that allow students to practice the concept of 1/2 and to extend their understanding of fractions. 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.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when awhole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
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