This picture book guide was designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide opens with an introduction that encourages students to discuss their personal fears about going to school.
Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response.
An extension idea is provided in the form of a website that allows students learn about other nocturnal animals, like Chester the raccoon, with an interactive book.
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.
Bonus: A free online version of the story 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.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
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