Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend: Text-Dependent Questions and more!

Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

3 MB|14 pages
Product Description
Scaredy Squirrel plans to find the “perfect friend” (one that won’t bite), when an “almost perfect friend” comes along and makes his day! Use this read aloud with our CCSS-aligned text-dependent questions to spark discussion, model close reading, and discover the central message of the story in a fun and engaging way! Discussion inspires students to complete a close-reading worksheet and two separate writing assignments: an opinion paragraph and two personal response paragraphs. Fun coloring sheet also included for early finishers. (This is a stand-alone product with lots of extras--if you are looking for just TDQs and a close-reading worksheet for this story, please see our Growth Mindset pack.)

Included in this product:

• Text-dependent Question Card – CCSS-aligned questions guide students to discuss and discover the central message of the story. Answer key included for teacher reference.
• Close-Reading Worksheet – Questions include page number references to support young learners in being successful at close reading. Answer key included for teacher reference.
• A 2-part opinion paragraph writing assignment - students compare/contrast goldfish and dog then write an opinion paragraph about who would be a better friend
• A 2-part personal narrative writing assignment – students list activities they like to do alone and with a friend, then follow up with two narrative paragraphs

Read alouds are fun for everyone with Max Learner Book Detective—we do all the work so you don’t have to!
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart



Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up