Friday, November 22, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “The Legend of the Poinsettia A Story Comprehension Packet”

by Zoom Zoom Classroom
1st - 3rd Grade

You will need a copy of the book titled, The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola to fully use this packet.

This packet is aligned with the Common Core Standards listed below. The standards are also included in the packet with links directly to the Common Core website.

First Grade:
CCSS.ELE-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 

Second Grade:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message, lesson or moral. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Third Grade:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

It includes a listening comprehension quiz for students to take after listening to the read aloud. The comprehension quiz can be taken as a whole class activity or could be used in a work station with a copy of the quiz and book for the students to refer to directly to find the answers to the questions. The quiz is multiple choice. Students are required to fill in the appropriate bubble. 

There is a paper craft activity with patterns and photo directions for making poinsettias.

It includes worksheets for students to create a pictorial representation of the characters and a "before" and "after" page.

Additionally, a "Building Words" activity for students to generate words using the letters from the word, "Poinsettia" is included. A differentiated learner worksheet is also part of the Building Words activity.

The National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers are acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary are made.

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