Use A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee has everything an anchor text for a minilesson focused on predicting should have - a repetitive storyline, detailed illustrations, and a story about a character with a predictable routine. Pair this set of teaching resources with the text to provide students with opportunities to use both the written words and pictures to make informed and smart predictions.
This word work lesson plan and set of teaching resources use A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead as a springboard for instruction focused on vowels.
By anchoring word study to the text, students will benefit from seeing how r-controlled vowels -ar and -er are used inside of the text before engaging in both guided and independent practice with r-controlled vowels.