This file contains a Common Core literature lesson for a read-aloud of Nancy Wallace's Pond Walk (available through Scholastic Book Clubs). This is a great story to go with your pond unit/theme this spring. This lesson includes pre-reading discussions including activation of prior knowledge about ponds, vocabulary development and story introduction.
Post-reading activities include comprehension/discussion questions for literal, inferential and critical responses, cooperative group response with directios for conducting a cooperative group, writing response and animal sorting cards and labels
It also includes a comparison activity for comparing this book to Denise Fleming's, In the Small, Small, Pond.
The cooperative group response activity can also be done by individuals.
This lesson is Common Core aligned!
This file does not contain the book, Pond Walk.
*I have a reproducible guided reading book titled "Who Lives at the Pond?" also available in my store.