“Wolf!” by Becky Bloom, is about a wolf who decides to raid the barnyard for a meal but can’t even manage to get the animals to look up from their books. The wolf then wants to learn to read too. And so, from humble beginnings, he eventually does learn to read to his new friends "with confidence and passion.” The funny story and beautiful illustrations compliment this book's more serious central message about the determination needed to learn to read well. This is a great read aloud to share with students at the beginning of the school year to spark their interest and establish a growth mindset about learning to read.
Use our Text-Dependent Questions--aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, and 7--to model close reading. Then “MAXimize” your read-aloud time with the included close reading worksheet. Conclude with our Response to Literature writing activity where students can reflect upon and write about their favorite kinds of books to read. Great to display for Back to School night!
Please note: The TDQs alone—no worksheets or activities--may be purchased as part of a set of five TDQs in our “Back to School Set #1” sold in our store on TpT.
Included in this packet:
• Text-Dependent Question card; answers included for teacher reference
• Close-reading worksheet and answer key
• Response to Literature writing activity and example paragraph
• Answer keys may also be used for handwriting practice or for modified work
The Text-Dependent Questions…
• Cite the Common Core State Standards
• Provide correct answers for teacher reference
• Include pair-sharing prompts
• Guide students back into the text to model close reading
The Close Reading Comprehension Worksheet…
• Directs students back to the exact page numbers in the text for answers
The Response to Literature Activity…
• Provides students with an opportunity to think about, write about, and draw their favorite books to read