"The Great Kapok Tree: Tale of the Amazon Rainforest" by Lynne Cherry is a well known children's book. In the dense, green Amazon rain forest, a man has come to chop down a great Kapok tree. When he lies down to rest, the creatures that inhabit the tree and the surrounding forest come to whisper in his ear, each in its own fashion begging him to spare their home.
This book unit focuses on teaching even the youngest students to construct meaning with kid-friendly comprehension strategies.
The activities are good for students in the primary grades, students new to using strategies or below grade level readers. Three variations of each comprehension response sheet are included in this resource. Please see the preview for more details on how these variations target various student needs.
Additional resources include a nonfiction text passage about kapok trees, a close reading resource and student response sheet as well as a sequencing necklace.
Many activities are print and go while still targeting essential common core skills and important comprehension strategies. A lesson guide is included so you'll know exactly what to do with each resource.
This resource includes:
Lesson Guide (page 4)
Comprehension Strategy: Predicting (pages 5-8)
Comprehension Strategy: Visualizing (pages 9-14)
Guided Close Reading (pages 15-16)
Comprehension Skill: Retelling (pages 17-20)
Comprehension Skill: Sequencing (page 21-34)
Nonfiction Text with Response Sheet (pages 35-39)
(Book not included in product.)
The Great Kapok Tree
DRA Leve:l 40
Guided Reading: Level R
Interest Level: K-3
Other available book units include:
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
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