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What happens in the middle of the night when Amy hears a scratching noise? This original short story is about a fourth grader who has a ton of missing work! So, she stays up all night trying to get it done, but a mysterious scratching noise keeps her from completing it. Follow Amy as she investigates. This was written to be a spooky story- but not too spooky- that will engage your students! They can relate to Amy with all of her missing work, and her love for animals.
Included are 24 pages of instruction: Vocabulary, main idea, inferences, summarizing, running record, question and answer, cootie catcher, and much more! See the preview for more details on what is included.
I have used this lesson for so many things! I've used it with my small intervention reading group, whole group shared reading lessons, as a mentor text during writing, and I've used it for sub plans. Lots of different ways to differentiate! High interest and engaging.
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