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Synthesizing Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Giraffes Can't Dance

Synthesizing Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Giraffes Can't Dance

 
Use this synthesizing lesson plan to help readers notice how the characters' actions and feelings change throughout the story. Students will also be challenged to self-reflect and "think about their thinking" (metacognition).
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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 Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Use this synthesizing lesson plan to help readers notice how the characters' actions and feelings change throughout the story. Students will also be challenged to self-reflect and "think about their thinking" (metacognition).
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  • Synthesizing lesson plan for Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Synthesizing worksheet and answer key
  • Synthesizing graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Book Title:
Giraffes Can't Dance
Book Author:
Giles Andreae
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
M
DRA Level:
28
Reading Recovery Level:
20, 28
Theme(s):
Bullying, Growth Mindset, Self Awareness, Self Management
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Synthesizing:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, 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
Synthesizing:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6H, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
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