This Close Read teaches about how hard work pays off in this funny Trickster Tale. Hare comes up with a clever plan to trick Bear. This story is is a great introduction to your plant units. Students will have fun while writing, illustrating, collaborating with peers, as they learn how to dig deeper into text with this Close Read to accompany Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens.
This set focuses on the following skills:
• OPINION WRITING
• CHARACTER TRAITS
• COMPARE and CONTRAST
• CAUSE and EFFECT
• TEXT TO SELF CONNECTIONS
• DIGGING DEEPER INTO TEXT
• PLANTS CONCEPT SORT
• PHONICS CONCEPT SORTS
You will get two choice of each of the SEVEN FOCUS QUESTION and 2 CONCEPT SORTS
that will allow you to expand further with older students, save copies, or vary your students ELA notebooks. Students will use these focus questions and concept sorts in a way that will require them to Think, Write, and Illustrate their responses, not just respond to text based questions.
The 8 Story Comprehension Questions require students to dig deeper into the text and use text to self connections that relate to real life, and not just recall text based questions.
Students will justify their answers when answering questions. You can use these Questions Cards with Small or Whole Group Instruction. In addition you get more Digging Deeper Questions to use daily to focus on specific passages that will help Guide Your Reading Instruction.These questions are included in your 5 day lesson plans.
This set has 7 Illustrated Vocabulary Cards that will help students better understand word meanings, use antonyms, synonyms, write definitions in their own words, and illustrate meaning or words. Older students can use them to demonstrate the four types of sentences.
This Close Read is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, but can be used for Struggling ELL students in 4th grader. There are directions telling how to adjust the lesson for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade,
This set comes with 4 COLORFUL and ILLUSTRATED POSTERS on the FEATURED SKILLS and FOUR COLORFUL and ILLUSTRATED 5 x 7 CARDS for PHONICS.
You will enjoy having 5 DAYS of LESSON PLANS with very detailed instructions already prepared for you. The fifth day ends with a 5 question multiple choice TEST.
All you will need to do is print and cut the EASY PREP PRINTABLES for ELA JOURNALS or notebook paper. This unit focuses on COMMON CORE standards and gives instruction for each grade level on how to adjust the lessons each day.
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