Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas
Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas
Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas
Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas
Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas
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Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Denene Millner'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

☐ analyzing character

☐ point of view

☐ making connections

☐ asking and answering questions

☐ author's purpose

☐ figurative language

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ self-esteem

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ adjectives

☐ contractions

☐ compound words

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut is told from the point of view of a narrator. The narrator is explaining to a boy who is about to get his haircut how he feels after his haircut. He talks about what a good haircut can do for a person’s confidence, and how other people will feel when they see his fresh cut.

The narrator of this story describes many different people in the barbershop and the different hairstyles they have. He says that the hairstyles make the people look important and that the boy will feel that way too after his haircut.

Students will love this story about different hairstyles and what they can do for a person’s confidence. They will want to rush out and get their hair cut!

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