Stellaluna Activities - Reading Comprehension - Fiction and Nonfiction

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Description

Let this reading comprehension resource help you push your students’ thinking about the wonderful picture book, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon! Perfect to not only practice comprehension strategies, but also text structures (compare and contrast) as well as comparing fiction and nonfiction texts.

NOW WITH FULL DIGITAL ACCESS!

Included:

  • Common Core Alignment (Grades 3-5)
  • -Holistic scoring rubric (2 formats)
  • Suggestions For Use
  • Vocabulary/language “highlights” to help with English Language Learners or struggling readers
  • Discussion Prompts
  • Writing reflection “Pausing Points”
  • (3 formats—clippable for readers’ notebook, DIGITAL SLIDES, and as stand alone pages)
  • A summary/theme response sheet
  • 2 graphic organizers
  • FULL DIGITAL ACCESS
  • Bonus "Bat research" forms and slides to tie this book to informational reading

Remember, the Common Core requires students to think deeply about sophisticated texts!  This will not happen without modeling.  Using this resource with a read aloud text can help you model some of these higher level comprehension expectations.

What is a “Mentor Text Moment” resource? 

These lesson sets are geared toward helping teachers present the Common Core to their grades 3-5 students by using read aloud picture book texts!  In addition to thinking deeply about texts, the Common Core stresses citing evidence to prove understanding.  Get students reading, writing, and thinking about key text elements such as character, plot, point of view, theme, and more!

Mentor texts are excellent examples of literature and the elements you notice in them can then be reinforced throughout students’ other reading and writing. This resource can help and is based upon Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, a wonderful story at so many levels.

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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