The Junkyard Wonders Activities | Distance Learning

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Learning Objective

The students will analyze this book using the comprehension activities (cause/effect,, making comparisons, summarizing, questioning/discussion) and apply knowledge to write about overcoming challenges.

Description

The Junkyard Wonders is perfect any time of year for addressing themes of bullying, friendship, and self-esteem. This comprehension focused unit was developed as a reading and writing unit co-taught with our guidance counselor. It includes both Digital for Google Slides TM and PDF options. If your school uses one to one devices, the digital format will be a great help for literature circles or stations. Activities/Skills included in the unit are:

Give one, Get one about Junkyards

Vocabulary organizer with 7 pre-selected words

Cause and Effect Relationships (during and after reading activities

Summarizing

Making Comparisons

Questioning Task Cards and Recording Form 4 pages

Letter Writing

Writing Prompt (full writing prompt and materials 7 pages)

44 pages total

For a detailed look at this unit, a preview is provided with most pages visible.

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Chicken Sunday

Bully

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

Thunder Cake

The Keeping Quilt

The Bee Tree

Junkyard Wonders

Just Plain Fancy

When Lightning Comes in a Jar

Christmas Tapestry

For the Love of Autumn

Mr. Lincoln"s Way

Patricia Polacco Lapbook

Thank You Mr. Falker

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PATRICIA POLACCO AUTHOR STUDY IN DIGITAL AND PDF

© 2019 Comprehension Connection by Carla Fedeler All rights reserved.

Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

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