“Scaredy Squirrel at Night,” by Melanie Watt, tackles fear of the dark as only Scaredy can – with excessive planning! Use our Common Core-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, a writing “craftivity,” and an elapsed time math problem!
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.
• Writing “Craftivity” – Read, Write, Color, Cut, Share—we’ve got it all in this super cute, theme-related project! Detailed instructions guide students to imagine they are Scaredy Squirrel writing a list of things to do to avoid going to sleep. Students exchange lists with a friend and then write a letter of advice suggesting things to do to get a good night’s sleep. Samples included for teacher reference.
• Elapsed Time Math Problem – Adorable Scaredy Squirrel-themed page! Students draw clock hands, write the time, and calculate how many hours of sleep they’re getting at night. Then they analyze: Is it more than, less than, or the same as Scaredy Squirrel?