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Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for The Kissing Hand

Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for The Kissing Hand

This story is ideal for readers who are working to make text-to-self and text-to-text connections. Readers should be able to identify with the main character and his feelings about the first day of school. Likewise, readers will make connections to similar conflicts and resolutions they've read about in stories like First Day Jitters or Chrysanthemum.
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  • Making Connections lesson plan for The Kissing Hand
  • Making Connections worksheet and answer key
  • Making Connections graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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This story is ideal for readers who are working to make text-to-self and text-to-text connections. Readers should be able to identify with the main character and his feelings about the first day of school. Likewise, readers will make connections to similar conflicts and resolutions they've read about in stories like First Day Jitters or Chrysanthemum.
  • Included in this resource
  • Making Connections lesson plan for The Kissing Hand
  • 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:
The Kissing Hand
Book Author:
Audrey Penn
Grade Level:
1
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
I
DRA Level:
16
Reading Recovery Level:
15, 16
Theme(s):
Family, Back to School
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Making Connections:
RL.1.1, RL.1.4, RL.1.9, RL.1.10, RF.1.1, RF.1.2, SL.1.1b, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.1.5, W.1.5, W.1.8, L.1.6
Making Connections:
1.1A, 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.6A, 1.6E, 1.6I, 1.7A, 1.7B, 1.7C, 1.7D, 1.7E, 1.7F, 1.8B, 1.8C, 1.10E, 1.13A, 1.13D, 1.13E
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