Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Lisa Papp'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

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ plot | problem and solution

☐ cause and effect

☐ author's purpose

☐ identifying theme, message or moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ perseverance

☐ teasing

☐ managing stress and anxiety

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ plural nouns

☐ proper nouns

☐ punctuation

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Madeline Finn does not like reading of any kind. She has a hard time figuring out the words and makes mistakes. When she reads out loud in class, students giggle. Madeline's teacher gives out stars to students that are good readers and she never gets one. Instead, Madeline gets a heart that says keep trying.

One day at the library, Madeline is introduced to a dog named Bonnie. The librarian suggests Madeline pick out a book read to Bonnie. When she is reading with Bonnie, Madeline is not nervous. Bonnie is patient and lets Madeline figure out the words. Every Saturday, Madeline visits the library and reads to Bonnie. When it is time to read out loud in class again, Madeline is nervous. She thinks of Bonnie as she is reading and reads all the way to the bottom of the page! Madeline finally earns a star for her reading and can’t wait to show it to Bonnie who has a surprise too: puppies!



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