Treva sets out to visit a cousin on the other side of Mount Baldy. As she and her beloved dog, Tuffi, set out…her trouble with trolls begins. The trolls want nothing more than to keep Tuffi for themselves. Students will love listening to find out how Treva outsmarts the trolls! Will Treva and Tuffi make it to the other side of the mountain as a pair? Students will love hearing this story and looking at the rich illustrations Jan Brett is known for, bringing excitement for this winter season!
This interactive read aloud is designed for one class period, however extensions can be taken over several days. The lesson objective is: Students will be able to explain how Treva’s personality affects the sequence of events in Trouble with Trolls by examining her actions. At the end of the lesson, after students participate in discussion about character traits, students will write in response to the prompt: What trait best describes Treva? How did her personality help her solve her problem?
In addition to explaining how the main character’s personality affects the plot (the lesson’s main objective), extension skills and strategies include: predicting, inferring, vocabulary, creative writing, and more!
In the lesson plan, target questions are posed along with expected student answers and scaffolding questions to support students as needed. The scaffolding questions are designed to help students organize their thinking and understanding in smaller chunks to reach the target question.
The essential question, objective, and questions are in the lesson plan, but also in a printable format to be projected or posted for the lesson.
This lesson focuses on 10 key vocabulary words. Other vocabulary words may be pertinent for your students: included are blank vocabulary cards so that you can customize for your students’ needs.
-Lesson Plan page w/ text’s big idea, EQ, target, vocabulary list, assessment, and teacher language
-Teacher's questioning guide w/stopping points, questions, expected answers, and possible scaffolding questions
-Template to print questions/vocabulary on post-its and place in the book before teaching for easy reference. Please note: on each post-it, you will find (for the corresponding page) key vocabulary, the main lesson plan questions and scaffolding questions.
-Quick print form of the questions to be projected/posted during read aloud
-Graphic Organizer with lesson questions for students to collect their own thinking during the read aloud
-Assessment task cards
Extensions and Extras to continue the learning:
-10 vocabulary cards and 2 blank cards
-student vocabulary graphic organizer to infer meaning of words and phrases and provide context clues (answer key included)
-3 versions of a vocabulary 4-square activity
-creative writing page using vocabulary words from the text (2 differentiated variations for students’ varying abilities)
-4 kinds of Extension and Discussion task cards (3 to a page)
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