This is a close reading informational text study on The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons. It is aligned with common core standards for reading informational text in kindergarten and first grade. It also includes extended activities. Here is what’s included:
For Close Reading:
*Questions About Key Details - list of text dependent discussion questions.
*Partner Q & A Posters – Q & A posters about key details with color coded sentence frames. (great for projecting on interactive whiteboards!)
*Main Topic & Details – student graphic organizer and poster elements to make a large size version of graphic organizer
*Meaning of Words in a Text – (Variety/Varieties, Pollination) text dependent questions, includes poster elements for recording group discussion.
*Comparing Two Texts – Compare and contrast The Pumpkin Book and Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. Includes student venn diagram and poster elements to make large version of venn diagram.
-pumpkin writing paper - 4 (color and black/white versions)
-pumpkin words for pocket chart
-pumpkin words – student version, color and black/white versions (great writing folder resource)
*Writing Craftivity – Directions and elements to create pumpkin patch scene that makes a nice addition to the pumpkin writing. Great for display!
*Pumpkin Journal – 4 cover choices, boy/girl - Caucasian and African American, with observation page – draw and write about observations. (Great for observation the pumpkin life cycle in a school garden)
*Pumpkin Life Cycle
Student cut and paste life cycle sequence
Elements to make a poster size pumpkin life cycle for whole group discussion (or use in pocket chart)
Pumpkin Life Cycle Book – one with life cycle pictures – students write about the stages of the life cycle, the other version without pictures so students can draw the life cycle stages and write about them.
Please download a free preview to see all that is included and feel free to email me with any questions.
Over the 1st Grade Rainbow
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