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 making inferences.
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. All questions ask students to make an inference. Extension ideas are provided in the form of additional comprehension questions about theme and a digital connection to a website that allows students to create an online venn diagram to practice comparing and contrasting The guide closes with the five guiding questions on thee printable pages with plenty of room for written responses.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
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.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
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).
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