This picture book guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions and to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide opens with a digital connection to help build background knowledge about snow leopards.
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 to learn more about how baby wild animals learn.
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.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Next Generation Science Standard Addressed:
1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
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