Reading Comprehension - Women's History Activities - Players in Pigtails

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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19 pages
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Play Ball! This charming story is perfect for Women's History Month or for spring baseball fever! Your students will improve their reading comprehension while enjoying the language and playfulness of this story based on history. The two-day lesson plan provides support for an Interactive Read Aloud, character analysis and language development, all connected to second and third grade reading comprehension standards. There is also a comprehension check which includes text dependent questions. This resource is compatible with Easel!

You get:

1. Interactive Read Aloud Guide

2. Lesson Plan aligned to 2nd and 3rd grade Standards with links to Additional Resources and Differentiation tips

3. Task Cards to teach baseball idioms

4. Four Student activities (Scouting Report, Incredible Idioms, Amazing Alliteration and Comprehension Check with text dependent questions)

5. Answer Keys for everything!

This resource includes everything you need to teach important reading comprehension standards - just print and teach OR assign through EASEL!

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Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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