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.
The guide opens with a digital connection to an interactive website that helps you build background knowledge and familiarize your students with the book’s time period, location, and historical context.
Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response. Several 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 explore primary sources from the Revolutionary War era and use them to create projects.
The guide closes with the five guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.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.RI.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.RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
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