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Retelling & Summarizing Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Retelling & Summarizing Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The “story within a story” text structure in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is excellent practice for readers who are learning to retell and summarize more sophisticated texts. Readers need to distinguish the events and characters within both stories to effectively retell and summarize.
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  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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The “story within a story” text structure in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is excellent practice for readers who are learning to retell and summarize more sophisticated texts. Readers need to distinguish the events and characters within both stories to effectively retell and summarize.
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  • Retelling & Summarizing lesson plan for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Retelling & Summarizing worksheet and answer key
  • Retelling & Summarizing graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Book Title:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Book Author:
Judi Barrett
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
M
DRA Level:
28
Reading Recovery Level:
20, 28
Theme(s):
Family, Laugh Out Loud
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Retelling & Summarizing:
RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6G, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8C, 2.8D, 2.9C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
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