Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter is about a possum who is inspired by the bright harvest moon to throw one last party before hibernation begins.
Here are some ideas on how to use this language + literacy lesson plan:
-While targeting: story comprehension, retelling, and vocabulary growth with lower level grades
-While teaching about hibernation & habitats
-Great story to use in conjunction with 1st Grade McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Unit 2 Week 3 which matches:
-Essential Question: Where do animals live together?
-Theme: Hibernation / Community in Nature
Lesson Plan Includes:
-Vocabulary pre-test and post-test data sheet
-Comprehension questions and answers
-Various language questions that include compare/contrast, naming, and riddles
-3 vocabulary words, definitions, and model sentences (All 3 vocabulary words taught in the 1st grade McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders curriculum)
-Flashcards of the vocabulary words with clip art pictures
-Various vocabulary questions (synonyms, antonyms, personal connection)
-Retell rubric that goes along with story grammar
-Reinforcer Hibernation Card Game
-Animal and habitat sorting cards
-2 category worksheets (ocean animals vs. forest animals /things we can harvest)
Actual story of Possum's Harvest Moon is not included
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