The Day You Begin Guided Reading Comprehension Text Connections

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2nd, Homeschool
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This guided reading unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of text connections while reviewing retell, character, setting and problem and solution for the mentor text The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson. Help kids master the skill of making connections between text to text, text to self, and text to world. This book companion unit includes a unique craft, writing prompts, graphic organizers, story element posters, anchor chart headers, focused worksheets to deepen understanding of the story elements, book talk questions, parent connection, lesson plan ideas and more!

This easy to implement guided reading set is also an "all about me" with a twist. Focusing on how sharing our story helps us make connections.

This unit is also part of my "Guided Reading with a Purpose: Unit 4 Bundle: Focus: All About Me & My Family: Sharing Our Stories.

⭐ Perfect for back to school guided reading and creating a classroom community

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


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