Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Resources for Thunder Cake Aligned to the Common Core
For each applicable piece, there are detailed directions, reflections on different aspects of teaching the material, answer keys, Common Core standards being addressed, and some examples of how things might be done. And Fun! There must be fun!
List of Contents:
** High-Frequency Word List just for Thunder Cake
These are those stubborn words that pop up often, but refuse to sound out nicely! 28 of them are hand-picked to accompany this text. RF2.3
** Parent-Friendly Sight Word Homework Page
Another opportunity for practice increases student fluency!
** Tier-Two Vocabulary Cards for Posting
If you like to display them on the wall, this will make it easy!
** Oral Vocabulary Matrix for Tier 2 Words
Open-ended sentence frame makes this a gem of a tool, especially with kids who need additional language scaffolding! SL.2.6
** Tier 2 Vocabulary Journal Pages
First we talk about them, then we write about them! L.2.3
** Signature Bingo Game for Tier 2 Vocabulary Practice
Highlight of the week! You will love to hear them chatting away about their words!
** Weather Words
Identify and sort the rich language of thunder and lightning. Great onomatopoeia review! L.2.5
** Multiple Meanings for “Poured”
Two meanings come directly from the story, and the third meaning gives dictionary skills practice. L.2.4
** Text-Dependent Questions for a Close Reading of the Text
Lead an oral discussion of the text, diving deep into structure, word choice, and central ideas.
** Written Response to Text
Students write short constructed responses to basic text-dependent questions. RL.2.1
** Story Sequencing Activity
Build fluency and assess comprehension with this center-friendly activity! RL.2.10
** Story Test in Multiple-Choice/Short Response Format
Test-Prep practice and individual assessment
** Vocabulary Quiz
Sentence level context clues for the Tier 2 vocabulary L.2.4a
** Resources to Learn about the Properties of Lightning
Includes hyperlinks for videos and webpages. Also a 2-page nonfiction article about how lightning and thunder work. The last page of this section is an organizer for note-taking to prepare for the informative writing prompt. W.2.7
** Informative Writing Prompt
Includes an organizer and final copy page that complements the Thundercloud Craftivity. W.2.2
** Thundercloud Craftivity
Show off all that hard work and learning with this cute and easy to make thundercloud!
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