This read-aloud pack on the informational text, 'Pumpkin Circle' by George Levenson is unique in that it holds on to the tradition of reading aloud for pleasure and to learn information, but also focuses on meeting core standards and aiding in comprehension at the same time. We have included rigorous text dependent questions where students use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding about spiders. We have also included graphic organizers and response-to-text activities to incorporate writing standards. This pack also includes an art piece to compliment the read-aloud.
To teach these lessons you will need the book:
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
Our lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 days of close reading. Each day you will read the book for a different purpose and students will complete a different activity.
This pack includes:
-Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
-Text Dependent Questions
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Cards
- Sequencing Graphic Organizer
- Pumpkin Circle Writing Page
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Art Piece with Instructions and Example
Download our Scope and Sequence
to see we have aligned each of our 1-2 read-aloud lessons with the CCSS informational text standards.
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