Tops and Bottoms Read Aloud Lesson Plans Activities and Worksheet Activities

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Make teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing fun with these worksheets and teaching posters for Tops and Bottoms! This is a weeklong Read Aloud for Tops and Bottoms. This plant read aloud provides fun, differentiated, and easy to use literacy and science activities for Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. This book companion teaches reading comprehension, character traits, sequencing, problems and solutions, phonics, vocabulary, and writing. The weeklong lesson plans are structured, and standards based aligned.

This Read Alouds covers five days, includes EVERYTHING you need, and is great to use with cooperative, whole group, and small group settings. Your students will love all the fun cross-curricular reading lessons and activities included to go along with the book Tops and Bottoms and won’t even realize how much they are learning!

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Tops and Bottoms Interactive Read Aloud focuses on the following skills:

  • Opinion, Narrative, Explanatory, and Informative Writing
  • Character Traits
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Problem and Solution
  • Cause and Effect
  • Text to Self Connections
  • Retelling Story
  • Sequencing
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Digging Deeper into Text
  • Comprehension
  • Graphing
  • Parts of a Plant
  • Flowering Plant Life Cycle
  • Trickster Tale
  • Phonics

This Spring Read Aloud for Tops and Bottoms Includes:

  • 8 Illustrated Vocabulary Cards {4 per page}
  • 7 Flip Tab Focus Questions (2 per page)
  • 7 Cut and Paste Focus Questions (8 per page)
  • 5 Days of Differentiated Lesson Plans for K-3rd
  • 5 question YES or NO TEST
  • Student Vocabulary Worksheet (4 per page)
  • Digging Deeper Questions
  • Graphing Activity with Graphing Pieces
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Life Cycle of Plant Worksheet
  • Life Cycle of Plant Poster
  • Character Traits Poster
  • Problem and Solution Poster
  • Extension Activities for Test for 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Differentiation for Phonics for 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Sequencing Worksheet (2 per page)
  • Rigorous Daily Writing and Discussion
  • Teacher Sample Answer Keys

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Make teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing fun with these worksheets and teaching posters. This weeklong interactive read aloud for Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens includes low-prep lessons and activities to help you integrate phonics and science. Quick and easy setup make these activities perfect for providing adapted science and reading activities and leaving for substitutes when you are out!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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