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Jan Brett wrote The Umbrella after two teachers wrote to her and begged her to write a rain forest version of the folktale The Mitten. Jan Brett’s folktale The Umbrella is a wonderful read and a welcome addition to a plant, rain forest, or animal unit. While this book study may be appropriate for other grades, it is aligned to the first and second grade standards listed in the preview file.
This book study includes:
-1st and 2nd grade Common Core Standards
-Essential Questions and Standards written in “I can” language.
-Story Elements Organizers
-Vocabulary /Parts of Speech Activity and Key
-Cause and Effect Activities and Key
-Dialogue Activity and Key
-Onomatopoeia Activity and Key
-Venn Diagram for The Umbrella and The Mitten
-Summary Writing Activity
-Nonfiction text printable book on cloud forest and each animal in the text
-Comprehension Scoot Cards, Answer Sheet, & Key
-Assessment (Short Answer, Some questions from the scoot are duplicated)
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