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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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