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 link to a website that helps students build background knowledge about Hanukkah.
Six guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response.
An extension idea asks students to compare the movie and the text versions and to complete an online venn diagram with their findings.
The guide closes with the six guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses. An answer key is also provided.
Bonus: An online text version and an online movie version of the story are included! Please note that the online movie version is hosted on YouTube.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
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.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
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.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology
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.
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