is a favorite book for students in early elementary. These comprehension focused activities make planning mentor text lessons easy for the classroom teacher. The resource includes skill based activities for the following skills as well as writing extension and vocabulary.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GRUFFALO UNIT:
- Schema builder
- Vocabulary introduction and Word Cards
- BME Organizer
- All About The Main Character
- Story Elements
- Making Connections
- Discussion Task Cards
- Answer Form
- Favorite Scene
- Story Retelling
- Story Lessons | Main Idea/Details
- Writing Prompt
40 PAGES -1/2 PDF AND 1/2 GOOGLE SLIDES
HOW TO USE THE GRUFFALO UNIT:
This great title works well as a mentor text for writing or for guided reading. You can use this bundle with whole groups for skill modeling for reading and writing, for book clubs or guided reading groups, and for paired reading activities. You have BOTH black and white pdf for printing and Google Slides TM for digital needs.
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STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN THE GRUFFALO UNIT:
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
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