Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas
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Alfie activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Alfie Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Thyra Heder's book. Read aloud the 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

☐ making predictions

☐ analyzing character

☐ point of view

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ asking and answering questions

☐ sequencing

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ perseverance

☐ feelings

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ action verbs

☐ types of sentences

☐ compound words

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

The story Alfie is about a girl named Nia and her pet turtle Alfie. The story starts from Nia’s point of view. She loves her turtle Alfie but she thinks that he doesn’t notice the different stories she tells him or dances she teaches him. After a while she forgets about him, until he disappears on her seventh birthday.

The story changes to Alfie’s point of view. Alfie loves Nia and she makes him feel incredibly happy with her stories and dance moves and she always makes him laugh. He escapes on her seventh birthday so that he can find the perfect gift for her. It takes him a long time to find the perfect gift for her, and a whole year goes by. He arrives to her party on her eighth birthday, with the perfect present.

Students will love this cute story about a turtle who truly loves his owner and wants to be able to show it.

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