Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas
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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Eileen Spinelli'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

☐ comparing and contrasting

☐ analyzing character

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ cause and effect

☐ identify the main idea

☐ author's purpose

☐ rhyme | rhythm | repetition

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ feelings

☐ self-esteem

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ multiple meaning words

☐ homophones

☐ onomatopoeia

☐ suffixes

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Sofia Valdez loves helping out the members of her community. She and her Abuelo rake leaves, walk pets and deliver food. Sofia loves walking to her school with her Abuelo and her pup. One day, on their walk home, the dog started chasing a squirrel. Sofia and Abuelo ran through a landfill after the pup. When they got to the top, the landfill crashed down and Abuelo broke his leg. Sofia missed walking to school with Abuelo and came up with the idea to turn the landfill into a park.

Sofia went to City Hall on her own and eventually made her way to the mayor. She explained her purpose and plan for building a park and he told her to start a petition. Slowly, members of the community signed Sofia’s petition and they were able to build the park! Students will love this story about Sofia’s determination and perseverance.

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