Are your kids at different instructional levels but still want to cover specific reading skills and strategies using the same book? Then, this book and this pack are just what you are looking for.
This packet was created to use with the book Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.
Each skill or strategy has multiple pages that are differentiated to fit the different needs of your students - you can have all your students working on the same skill but with a page that best fits their needs.
This packet is tailored to this book with specific questions of varying degrees of difficulty. Students will respond by drawing, circling answers, writing sentences and finding text evidence to support their thinking.
Included in the packet:
Directions and Common Core Standards for each skill and strategy. Plus ideas for extending some of the activities.
* Asking Questions - 6 pages
* Author's Purpose - 4 page
* Beginning, Middle, End - 5 pages
* Cause and Effect - 8 pages and 1 key
* Character Analysis - 3 pages
* Compare and Contrast - 3 pages
* Text-to-Self Connections - 3 pages
* Drawing Conclusions/Inferencing - 3 pages
* Main Idea and Details - 6 pages
* Plot - 3 pages
* Predicting - 3 pages
* Problem/Solution - 5 pages
* Sequencing - 8 pages plus 2 keys
* Story Map - 3 pages
* Theme - 1 page
* Visualize - 1 page
* Writing paper - 2 pages
******PRODUCT UPDATED JANUARY 2016******
Now included are pages to print on sticky notes to pre-mark the pages for easy reading, pausing, thinking, talking, and questioning depending on which skill or strategy you are using the book for.
These pages are created in full 8.5 by 11 but if printed 2 to a page they can be easily added to a reading notebook.
If you would like more information about this book, visit my blog post titled,
Tacky the Penguin Teaching Ideas
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Common Core Standards
K.RL.1, K.RL.2, K.RL.3, K.RL.7, K.RL.9, K.RIT.8, K.SL.5, K.W.1, 1.RL.1, 1.RL.2, 1.RL.3, 1.RL.5, 1.RL.7, 1.RL.9, 1.RIT.8, 1.SL.4, 1.SL.5, 1.W.1, 2.RL.1, 2.RL.2, 2.RL.3, 2.RL.5, 2.RL.7, 2.RL.9, 2.W.1, 2..RIT.8, 3.RL.1, 3.RL.2, 3..RL.3
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Shawna Devoe and The Picture Book Teacher is the sole creator of this product, Tacky the Penguin Differentiated Reading Skills and Strategies Pack, and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS or the WIDA ELD standards.