The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Lesson Plan and Google Activities

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Grade Levels
PreK - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan bundle for the Growth Mindset mentor text Creatrilogy Series featuring Sky Color, The Dot, and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds with Google Slides and Docs activities as well as printable activities. 2 of these 3 books (The Dot and Ish) are also availa
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A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the Growth Mindset mentor text book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. This is the second book from the Creatrilogy series. This book is also available in Spanish titled El punto. Activities are in English and Spanish! Great stories for social emotional learning (SEL), persistence, thinking flexibly, or for an art connection. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details with a story map graphic organizer
  • close reading for author's craft to convey character feelings
  • analyzing author's message / lesson
  • using text evidence

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Distance Learning or Virtual Learning environments
  • Great for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms

Your Kindergarten, first grade, second, third or fourth grade students will love this story!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).


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