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Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Pumpkin Heads!

Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Pumpkin Heads!

Use students' prior knowledge about pumpkins and the Halloween season to teach them how to make connections while reading. Focus on using the illustrations to make text to self connections. Then teach readers how to connect this text to other books about pumpkins and Halloween.
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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 Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Use students' prior knowledge about pumpkins and the Halloween season to teach them how to make connections while reading. Focus on using the illustrations to make text to self connections. Then teach readers how to connect this text to other books about pumpkins and Halloween.
  • Included in this resource
  • Making Connections lesson plan for Pumpkin Heads!
  • Making Connections worksheet and answer key
  • Making Connections graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Book Title:
Pumpkin Heads!
Book Author:
Wendell Minor
Grade Level:
K
Genre(s):
Informational, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
D
DRA Level:
6
Reading Recovery Level:
5, 6
Theme(s):
Halloween
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Making Connections:
K.1A, K.1C, K.1D, K.5A, K.5E, K.5I, K.6A, K.6B, K.6C, K.6D, K.6E, K.6F, K.8D(i), K.8D(ii), K.8D(iii), K.9E, K.12A, K.12D, K.12E
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