The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola
Resources for The Art Lesson Aligned to the Common Core
For each applicable piece, there are detailed directions, reflections on different aspects of teaching the material, answer keys, Common Core standards being addressed, and some examples of how things might be done. And fun! There must be always be some fun!
List of Contents:
** High-Frequency Word List just for The Art Lesson
These are those stubborn words that pop up often, but refuse to sound out nicely! 28 of them are hand-picked to accompany this text. RF2.3
** Parent-Friendly Sight Word Homework Page
Another opportunity for practice increases student fluency!
** Tier-Two Vocabulary Cards for Posting
If you like to see them on the wall, this will make it easy!
** Oral Vocabulary Matrix for Tier 2 Words
Open-ended sentence frame makes this a gem of a tool, especially with kids who need additional language scaffolding! SL.2.6
** Tier 2 Vocabulary Journal Pages
First we talk about them, then we write about them! L.2.3
** Signature Bingo Game for Tier 2 Vocabulary Practice
Highlight of the week! You will love to hear them chatting away about their words! This is BIG FUN!
** Multiple Meanings for “bright”
Lots of “bright” ideas will be floating around your classroom! Good dictionary skills practice in a meaningful context (no pun intended!). L.2.4
** Text-Dependent Questions for a Close Reading of the Text
Lead an oral discussion of the text, diving deep into structure, word choice, and central ideas.
** Written Response to Text
Short constructed response answers to text-dependent questions (the 5 W’s). RL.2.1
** Story Sequencing Activity
Build fluency and assess comprehension with this center-friendly activity! RL.2.10
** Story Test in Multiple-Choice/Short Response Format
Test-Prep practice and individual assessment
** Vocabulary Quiz
Sentence level context clues for the Tier 2 vocabulary L.2.4a
** Informative/Explanatory Writing Prompt
Includes two organizers, sample writing ideas, and a final copy page. We break down writing into bite-size chunks! W.2.2
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