This is a reading and writing mini unit based on the book The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston.
4 differentiated follow ups for writing an opinion about the book (book review)
3 differentiated follow ups for recalling details (beginning, middle and end and author's message)
2 word work bonus pages (making words and adjective practice)
Reading and Writing 1st and 2nd Grade Common core standards covered are:
English Language Arts Standards: Reading: Literature
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
English Language Arts Standards: Writing
Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
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