Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
is an excellent choice as a mentor text for comprehension strategies and for writing. In this set of reading activities that accompany the book, you have lots of options. It is set up in a before/during/after format for guided reading, but you can also use parts for mentor text lessons, partner work, and for writing.
Skills included are:
Schema building about magical moments. (That's Me!)
Vocabulary organizer and cards
Story elements flapbook
Cause and Effect
Visualizing using text details
Question task cards and response page
Summarizing the main idea
Character Traits anchor chart and project
Class Book-My Magical Moment
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