This informational read-aloud includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities including a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans to help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure and to learn information. You will guide students to use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding about the life cycle of pumpkins and then respond in meaningful ways.
These lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 daily close reading lessons. Each day students will interact with the book for a different purpose and then complete a corresponding activity.
This pack includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plans with full-size Samples
- Text Dependent Questions and Answer Keys
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Cards
- Sequencing Graphic Organizer
- Pumpkin Circle Writing Page
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Art Piece with Instructions and Example
To teach these lessons you will need the book:
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
This read-aloud is included in our November Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
. For one month of read-alouds that meet the Core Standards, you can purchase the bundle at a 20% discount!
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