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These high engagement, and differentiated Stellaluna activities include detailed, scripted lesson plans with a 5 or 10-day pacing guide, a teaching Power Point, literacy centers, and a culminating foldable Stellaluna booklet.
There are 5 comprehension lessons in the teaching Power Point that address RL.2, RL.3, RL.6 and RL.7 for first, second, and third grade. Students compare points of view, understand a character based on how she responds to major events, determine how a character changes as a result of her challenges, and learn to write a summary using a summarizing strategy. Each comprehension lesson includes Turn and Talk partner questions and a Write About It component. Three of the lessons also include whole group class anchor chart activities. After each lesson students respond in mini books that are later added to the culminating, foldable Stellaluna booklet.
The unit also includes 7 high engagement literacy centers that can also be used as extension activities. Students work with the two sounds of C, reading fluency, story elements, sequencing, and vocabulary.
This book study is the perfect addition to your nocturnal animals units and pairs well with nonfiction books about bats. The final Stellaluna booklets make a beautiful Fall hallway display to showcase your students' learning. Bulletin board title lettering is included. For 5-day or 10 day
Included in the unit:
Teaching Power Point with 5 comprehension lessons
5-day scripted, detailed lesson plan with option to extend to 10 days
CCSS Standards alignment page for Grades 1-3 with differentiated activities & booklet templates to address student needs and target specific standards
Assessments for comprehension and vocabulary
Large vocabulary cards
Teacher's notes for each activity
Lesson 1: How Does Stellaluna Respond?
Understanding a character by how she responds to major events and challenges
Lesson 2: How Does Stellaluna Change?
Determining how the character changes as a result of her challenges
Lesson 3: Comparing Points of View
Comparing the differing points of view of the characters
plus class anchor chart activity
Lesson 4: Summarizing a Story
Identifying and summarizing the main points and important details in a story using a summarizing strategy
Lesson 5: Asking Questions
Each center includes a student direction card, recording page and both color and blackline versions.
-Vocabulary word to definition match
-Vocabulary flap book
-Book Talk-Story elements spinner with partner discussion cards for character, setting, problem/solution, illustrations, and plot
-Fluency Sticks-Students practice reading passages and dialogue (in various character's voices) with character sticks.
-Sequencing Story Events
-Two Sounds of C word card sort
Stellaluna Foldable Booklet
Writing topics include:
-Summarizing the story
-Describing how Stellaluna responds to major events and challenges
Identifying how Stellaluna changes during the story
-Comparing points of view
-Ask the author
-Differentiate easily and customize your booklets with these additional templates:
Assembly directions with photos
Bulletin Board Display
Title lettering for ‘Stellaluna”, Shades of Fall”, and “Shades of Autumn”
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Add technology with these Stellaluna SMARTBoard Games
Interactive practice with Stellaluna story vocabulary, sequencing, fact/opinion, 2 Sounds of C, and replacing nouns with pronouns. The perfect addition to your literacy centers.
This is a wonderful unit to accompany a delightful book. I know your students will love it as much as mine do!
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