Pumpkin Picture Book Comprehension Unit - EXPANDED

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Kat and Squirrel
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K - 3rd, Homeschool
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Kat and Squirrel


Pumpkin Picture Book Comprehension Unit

This is a super-cool lapbook for you to make with your students or kids. With this product you get:

an original Kat and Squirrel story
comprehension papers for 31 pumpkin-themed picture books
a "Favorite Pumpkin Story" bar graph
2 color sheets to decorate the folders

Materials Needed:
two file folders per child.
copy paper/printer

Featured Texts and Comprehension Skills

Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (p.9)
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer (p.46)
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons (p.47)
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson (p.48)
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell (p.49)
Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer (p.50)
From Seed to Pumpkin by Jan Kottke (p.51)

Story Structure
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper (p.15)
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White (p.17)
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas (p.41)
The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown (p.42)
The Stubborn Pumpkin by Laura Geringer (p.43)
Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr (p.44)
Pumpkin Light by David Ray (p.45)

Fact and Opinion (use page 14 for all)
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie -
National Geographic Kids by Jill Esbaum (p.12-13)
The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton (p.18-19)
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas (p.20-21)
Pumpkin Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (p.22-23)
I Like Pumpkins! by Jerry Smath (p.24-25)
The Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting (p.26-27)

Compare and Contrast
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll (p.10-11)
Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie de Paola (p.33-34)
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
by Joe Troiano (p.35-36)
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli (p.37-38)
The Problem with Pumpkins by Barney Saltzberg (p.39-40)

Main Idea and Details
Guided Writing (p.16)

Cause and Effect
The Halloween Performance by Felicia Bond (p.8)
Pumpkin Fiesta by Caryn Yacowitz (p.28)
Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy (p.29)
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis (p.30)
The Pumpkin Blanket by Deborah Turney Zagwyn (p.31)
Pumpkin Day Pumpkin Night by Anne Rockwell (p.32)
Total Pages
54 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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