This read-aloud pack includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities including a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans to help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure. You will guide students to use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the story and respond in meaningful ways.
These lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 daily close reading lessons. Each day students will interact with the book for a different purpose and then complete a corresponding activity.
This pack includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
- Text Dependent Questions
- Trickster Tale Poster
- Story Map Graphic Organizer
- Tops and Bottoms Cut and Paste
- Character Traits Poster
- Character Traits Graphic Organizer
- Character Close-Up Graphic Organizer
- Tops and Bottoms Craftivity Instructions
To teach these lessons you will need:
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
This read-aloud is included in our April Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
. For one month of read-alouds that meet the Core Standards, you can purchase the bundle at a 25% discount!
The April Read-Aloud Activities Bundle
Memoirs of a Hamster
Diary of a Worm
Tops and Bottoms
The Thing About Spring
Muncha Muncha Muncha
If you like this product, then you will LOVE all of our other interactive read-alouds.
To see more of our Read-alouds for First Grade, click here.
To see more of our Read-alouds for Second Grade, click here.
You can also purchase A Year of Interactive Read-Aloud Activities
, at a 30% discount!
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