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Fireboat Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

The John J. Harvey is a fireboat that was launched in New York City in 1931. Having outlived its usefulness, the boat was waiting to become scrap. In 1995, a small group of friends decided to save the Harvey and restore it to use for fun on the river. The horrific acts on September 11, 2001 brought the Harvey out of retirement, and the fireboat became a hero once again. This book offers a perfect backdrop for building comprehension skills using a nonfiction text.

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  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Fireboat
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Fireboat by Maira Kalman. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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The John J. Harvey is a fireboat that was launched in New York City in 1931. Having outlived its usefulness, the boat was waiting to become scrap. In 1995, a small group of friends decided to save the Harvey and restore it to use for fun on the river. The horrific acts on September 11, 2001 brought the Harvey out of retirement, and the fireboat became a hero once again. This book offers a perfect backdrop for building comprehension skills using a nonfiction text.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Fireboat
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Fireboat by Maira Kalman. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Fireboat
Book Author:
Maira Kalman
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
M
DRA Level:
28
Reading Recovery Level:
20, 28
Theme(s):
Fall, Perseverance
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Determining Importance:
RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Connections:
RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Inferences:
RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Understanding Text Structure:
RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Visualizing:
RI.2.3, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.2.4a, L.2.5a, L.2.6
Word Work:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4
Determining Importance:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6E, 2.6G, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Making Connections:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Making Inferences:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6F, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8B, 2.8C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Understanding Text Structure:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Visualizing:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6D, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections:
2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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