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Koala Lou is loved by everyone, especially her mother. Life is perfect for Koala Lou, that is until her brothers and sisters arrive. Now, her mother doesn’t have as much time for her. And so, with hope in her heart, Koala Lou devises a plan. She enters the Bush Olympics and hopes to win both her mother’s attention and the prize medal. When paired with the BookPagez resources, Mem Fox’s highly relatable story will engage students while teaching comprehension strategies including determining importance, identifying the author’s purpose, making inferences, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.
  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Koala Lou
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Digraphs
  • 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 Koala Lou by Mem Fox. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Koala Lou is loved by everyone, especially her mother. Life is perfect for Koala Lou, that is until her brothers and sisters arrive. Now, her mother doesn’t have as much time for her. And so, with hope in her heart, Koala Lou devises a plan. She enters the Bush Olympics and hopes to win both her mother’s attention and the prize medal. When paired with the BookPagez resources, Mem Fox’s highly relatable story will engage students while teaching comprehension strategies including determining importance, identifying the author’s purpose, making inferences, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.
  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Koala Lou
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Digraphs
  • 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 Koala Lou by Mem Fox. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Koala Lou
Book Author:
Mem Fox
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
K
DRA Level:
20
Reading Recovery Level:
18
Theme(s):
Family, Decision Making, Perseverance, Relationship Skills
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Determining Importance:
RL.2.2, 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
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.2.2, 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
Making Inferences:
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:
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
Understanding Text Structure:
RL.2.4, 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
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, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.10A, 2.10B, 2.10C, 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, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
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
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, 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections:
2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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