Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas
Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas
Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas
Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas
Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas
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Rescue and Jessica activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Rescue and Jessica Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downe's book. Read aloud the diverse 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

☐ summarize / retell

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ cause and effect

☐ author's purpose

☐ ask and answer questions

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ transitions

☐ perseverance

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ nouns

☐ pronouns

☐ adverbs

☐ commas

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Rescue and Jessica tell the story of a young girl who lost her leg in an accident. It was difficult for Jessica to have her leg amputated and she had to learn how to move with a prosthetic. While Jessica was learning about her new leg, a dog named Rescue was learning how to be a service dog. When Jessica applies for her own service dog, she learns that Rescue will be her new companion. The two make a great team and Rescue helps Jessica in her daily life. Quickly, Jessica and Rescue become great friends. He is even more important to her when the other leg must be amputated as well. The pair must start all over and learn how to work together. Students will love this heartwarming story about a service dog and his partner.

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