Veterans Day Read Alouds and Google Activities Bundle

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    Save BIG with this guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan and activities bundle for Veterans Day / Remembrance Day / Memorial Day. Great titles to teach your students to celebrate and learn about Veterans Day, World War I (WWI), World War II, Armistice Day and veterans. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

    5 mentor text picture book lessons and activities included:

    • America's White Table by Margot Theis Raven
    • Proud As a Peacock, Brave As a Lion by Jane Barclay
    • Rags: Hero Dog of WWI by Margot Theis Raven
    • The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh
    • Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac

    Lessons and activities focus on:

    • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
    • close reading for describing character feelings
    • using text evidence
    • describing character traits
    • comparing and contrasting
    • analyzing author's message / lesson
    • analyzing the author's note
    • describing symbolism
    • Main idea and details
    • Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses
    • AND MORE!

    The lesson plans include:

    • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
    • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
    • 4-5 day plan
    • Discussion questions
    • Suggested discussion strategies
    • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
    • Anchor chart examples
    • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
    • Great for bilingual classrooms
    • Printable worksheets for written responses
    • Google Docs for student responses
    • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

    How to Use This Resource:

    • whole group
    • small group
    • as a reading  intervention
    • great for a substitute or sub folder
    • special education (SPED)
    • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
    • with ELLs for ESL instruction
    • Great for first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade
    • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
    • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

    Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students will love these stories!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
    Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
    Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
    Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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