Stellaluna Activities Print & Digital | Mini-Lessons, Power Point, Google Slides

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This resource is an in-depth reading unit of Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon. It includes both printable and digital versions. It also includes detailed lesson plans for ten reading comprehension and language arts lessons. Reading lesson topics are listed below. Skill lessons include vocabulary, word work, grammar, and writing. These high engagement lessons are beautifully presented in two teaching Power Points and two Google Slides presentations. Literacy centers, assessments, and a culminating foldable Stellaluna booklet are also included.

I’ve added links to a wonderful read aloud of the story on StorylineOnline that is perfect to use if you don't have the book or are teaching via distance learning.

There are 5 comprehension lessons and 5 skill lessons in two slide presentations 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. Students also work with sequencing story events, vocabulary in context, and character traits.

Each comprehension lesson includes Turn and Talk partner questions and a Write About It component. Three of the lessons also include interactive class anchor charts and whole group activities. Digital, interactive versions of the class charts are included. After each lesson, students either use the digital response activities, or respond in writing in mini books that are added to the culminating, foldable Stellaluna booklet or used as standalone activities if you don't wish to make the booklet. The booklet is a printable project only, templates are not included in digital form.

The unit also includes 5 high engagement literacy centers that can also be used as extension activities. Students work with the two sounds of C, reading fluency, story elements, nouns & pronouns, sequencing, and vocabulary.

This book study is the perfect addition to your nocturnal animals units and pairs well with nonfiction books about bats and owls. The final Stellaluna booklets make a beautiful Fall hallway display to showcase your students' learning. Bulletin board title lettering is also included.

What's Inside:

2 Teaching Power Points & Google Slide presentations with 5 comprehension lessons and 5 skill lessons

5-day scripted lesson plans with option to extend to 10 days

8 digital practice activities

3 Interactive class anchor charts with chart parts

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

11 Print and digital literacy centers

Links to a read aloud video on Storyline Online (also available on YouTube)

Comprehension Lesson Topics

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

Skills Lesson Topics

The following mini lessons include teaching slides and digital student activities:

Comprehension Questions in short response and multiple choice

Story Vocabulary

Sequencing Events

Reading Passage to apply vocabulary

Fact & Opinion

Two Sounds of C

Nouns & Pronouns

Printable Literacy Centers & Skills

Each center includes a student direction card, recording page and both color and blackline versions.

-Vocabulary word/definition match activity

-Book Talk-Story elements spinner and 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- Cut and paste page

-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:

-Story vocabulary


-Story sequencing

Assembly directions with photos

Bulletin Board Display

Title lettering for ‘Stellaluna”, Shades of Fall”, and “Shades of Autumn”

Please download the preview to see details and photos.

This is a wonderful unit to accompany a delightful book. I know your students will love it as much as mine do!

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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190 pgs. + Google Slides & PowerPoint
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


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