Do you love reading aloud to your primary students? We do too! It is one of my favorite times of the day. This read-aloud pack is unique in that it holds on to the tradition of reading-aloud for pleasure, but also helps you meet core standards at the same time. We have included rigorous text dependent questions where students use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the story. We have also included a graphic organizer and writing in response to text activity to incorporate writing standards. This pack also includes an art piece to compliment the read-aloud.
Our lesson plans will guide you through 3 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 Photographs
-Text Dependent Questions
- Beginning, Middle, End Graphic Organizer
-Compare Text to Illustrations Graphic Organizer
-Writing in Response to Text
To teach these lessons you will need:
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
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"While I did not use the whole unit, (as a librarian with limited time it was not practical for me) it did give me some great ideas and led to a fabulous lesson with students in grades 1,2 and 3."
This read aloud is included in our October Read Aloud Activities Bundle. For 1 month of read alouds that meet the Core Standards purchase the October Bundle
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
If you like this product, then you will LOVE all of our other read-alouds. You can purchase A Year of Read-Alouds
, which includes every Core Coaches' read-aloud!
You can also purchase monthly themed bundles or purchase each read-aloud individually to suit your needs:
The Most Magnificent Thing
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon and I Like Myself
The Invisible Boy
Stick and Stone
Peanut Butter and Cupcake
The Great Fuzz Frenzy
The Very First Thanksgiving Day
Catch That Cookie
Memoirs of an Elf
How Santa Got His Job
Martin's Big Words
Spaghetti with the Yeti
The Snow Beast
One Cool Friend
Footprints in the Snow
Bear Snores On
Groundhog's Day Off
A Crankenstein Valentine
The Giving Tree
Dragons Love Tacos
I am Abraham Lincoln
The Luckiest Leprechaun
The Emperor's Cool Clothes
Three Little Aliens and Little Pigs Compare and Contrast
The Thing About Spring
Memoirs of a Hamster
Muncha Muncha Muncha
Tops and Bottoms
Rosie Revere Engineer
The Boy Who Cried...
Anansi and the Talking Melon
Diary of a Worm
Last Day Blues
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