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A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activities and Lesson Ideas

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THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

making predictions

☐ summarize or retell

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ identify the main idea

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ bullying

☐ teasing

☐ problem-solving

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ pronouns

☐ types of sentences

☐ adjectives

☐ prepositions

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Joshua is constantly tattling, even when he is not involved in a situation. His tattling has become so bad his classmates and friends don’t want to play with him at recess or sit with him at lunch. Joshua’s mother says if he keeps tattling, he will get tattle tongue. That’s when your tongue turns yellow with purple spots and grows so long it doesn’t fit in your mouth! Fearing he will get Tattle Tongue, Joshua doesn’t tell an adult when Billy the Bully is going to beat up Edith.

That night, Joshua is visited by the Tattle Prince. Joshua learns that he should have told someone about Billy because Edith was in danger. Tattling is when there is a problem you can solve on your own or the problem is none of your business. The Tattle Prince teaches Joshua the rules of tattling. The next day at school, Joshua does not tattle on his classmates and his friend wants to eat with him again!

HOW THIS RESOURCE SAVES YOU TIME and IMPROVES STUDENT LEARNING:

 

♥ The comprehension questions are grouped by reading strategies for easy lesson planning.
♥ It is standards-based and covers all aspects of language arts instruction.
♥ The activities were designed to be open-ended for easy differentiation and modification.

THE BOOK COMPANION PACKET CAN BE USED FOR:
→ sub plans
→ reader's workshop
→ guided reading
→ small group instruction
→ independent work
→ literacy centers
→ informal assessment
→ writer's workshop
→ RTI
→ word study
→ guidance lessons for social-emotional learning
→ for remote learning, distance learning, or paperless work in the classroom


YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

 

PLUS THESE DIGITAL RESOURCES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables