Take & Teach Lesson
In this realistic fiction book, Josh gets jealous of his sister Tia and tries to pressure her into behaving recklessly. But after thinking through the possible consequences, Josh stops Tia before it’s too late.
This story, written at a Level N instructional reading level, presents a situation many students can relate to, sparking meaningful discussions about the SEL competency of building relationships and other related topics, including sibling rivalry, risk-taking and dares, and examining consequences.
The student version of the book (on the left) features vibrant illustrations and engaging text that is carefully controlled for advancing readers along with built-in activities that bridge reading and writing.
The teacher version (on the right) is identical, with the exception of built-in teaching panels on every two-page spread, which make it easy to take advantage of the instructional opportunities embedded in the text.
The built-in instruction includes:
Questions and prompts that support fluency and understanding during the first reading
Word Analysis Strategies
Digging deeper into specific text elements and comprehension strategies
Revisiting the text to examine elements of the story from a writing perspective
Partner Talk & Going Solo Activities
Response & Extension Activities
The Partner Talk and Going Solo activities below are included in both versions of the book and are further supported by a printable graphic organizer. These activities use student talk to build a bridge from reading to writing, a practice that helps students recognize that if they can say it, they can write it.
The Certificate comes from the Grade 2 Small-Group Resources kit but can be used by any students at a Level N instructional reading level. Download the accompanying Take & Teach Lesson and Blackline Masters below for further support for English learners, social-emotional learning, and a variety of extension activities.
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