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Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for The Relatives Came

Making Connections Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for The Relatives Came

The Relatives Came is a story about the strong bond between loved ones, even if they don't see each other often. Students will quickly see similarities between the relatives in the book and their own relatives. Through using this picture book as a springboard for a making connections mini lesson, readers will learn how to use their personal memories, and what they know about the world to more deeply engage with the text.
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  • Making Connections worksheet and answer key
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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 The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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The Relatives Came is a story about the strong bond between loved ones, even if they don't see each other often. Students will quickly see similarities between the relatives in the book and their own relatives. Through using this picture book as a springboard for a making connections mini lesson, readers will learn how to use their personal memories, and what they know about the world to more deeply engage with the text.
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  • Making Connections lesson plan for The Relatives Came
  • 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 Relatives Came
Book Author:
Cynthia Rylant
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Realistic Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
L
DRA Level:
24, 28
Reading Recovery Level:
19, 20
Theme(s):
Award Winners, Family, Laugh Out Loud, Summer
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Making Connections:
RL.2.2, 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 Connections:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 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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