Making Predictions Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale

Making Predictions Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale

Tomie dePaola's fanciful folktale about the laziest man in Ireland, a chance meeting with a leprechaun, and a gigantic potato gives readers lots of opportunities to practice making predictions while reading. The text-dependent questions included in this mini lesson make it easy for readers to stop and think about the text in order to make logical predictions about what might happen next.
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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 Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale by Tomie dePaola. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Tomie dePaola's fanciful folktale about the laziest man in Ireland, a chance meeting with a leprechaun, and a gigantic potato gives readers lots of opportunities to practice making predictions while reading. The text-dependent questions included in this mini lesson make it easy for readers to stop and think about the text in order to make logical predictions about what might happen next.
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  • Making Predictions lesson plan for Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale
  • Making Predictions worksheet and answer key
  • Making Predictions graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Book Title:
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale
Book Author:
Tomie dePaola
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Folktale
F&P Guided Reading Level:
L
DRA Level:
24, 28
Reading Recovery Level:
19, 20
Theme(s):
St. Patrick's Day, Laugh Out Loud, Decision Making
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Making Predictions:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Predictions:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6C, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
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