After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas
After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas
After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas
After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas
After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas
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After the Fall activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our After the Fall Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Dan Santat’s book. Read aloud the growth mindset picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

 

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

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ analyzing character

☐ point of view

☐ making connections

☐ sequencing

☐ identifying theme, message, or moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ perseverance and grit

☐ growth mindset

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ plural nouns

☐ verb tense

☐ contractions

☐ punctuation

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Humpty Dumpty is terrified of heights after he falls off the wall and the king’s men have to put him back together. He feels sad because his favorite spot was to sit high on the wall and be close to the birds, but now he is too afraid. He won’t climb ladders anymore and even though he misses the birds, he knows that accidents can happen and will not go up on the wall.

One day, he sees a paper airplane fly above him and decides that he is going to build a paper plane to fly. He tries and tries and tries and finally is able to make one. When he flies it, it lands on the wall. Humpty Dumpty decides that he is tired of being afraid and is going to climb the wall, even when he becomes terrified. He is filled with joy when he gets to the top. Humpty Dumpty is no longer afraid and hatches into the bird that he was always meant to be.

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS 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

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 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