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The Stranger Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

After accidentally hitting a man with his truck, Farmer Bailey brings the man back to his home to recuperate. The man has temporarily lost his memory and can't remember who he is. When mysterious activity around the farm seems to originate with the stranger, everybody becomes curious about who he might be. Using The Stranger as an anchor, you can introduce students to the mystery genre while supporting practice in retelling and summarizing, visualizing, asking questions, making inferences, and determining importance and purpose.

  • Included in this collection
  • 6 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Stranger
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Diphthongs
  • 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 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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After accidentally hitting a man with his truck, Farmer Bailey brings the man back to his home to recuperate. The man has temporarily lost his memory and can't remember who he is. When mysterious activity around the farm seems to originate with the stranger, everybody becomes curious about who he might be. Using The Stranger as an anchor, you can introduce students to the mystery genre while supporting practice in retelling and summarizing, visualizing, asking questions, making inferences, and determining importance and purpose.

  • Included in this collection
  • 6 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Stranger
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Diphthongs
  • 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 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
The Stranger
Book Author:
Chris Van Allsburg
Grade Level:
3
Genre(s):
Mystery
F&P Guided Reading Level:
P
DRA Level:
38
Reading Recovery Level:
38
Theme(s):
Fall
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CCSS
TEKS
Asking Questions:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Determining Importance:
RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Inferences:
RL.3.1, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Visualizing:
RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
Word Work:
RF.3.3, RF.3.4
Asking Questions:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.9C, 3.13A, 3.13E, 3.13H
Determining Importance:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6E, 3.6G, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.10A, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.10A, 3.10B, 3.10C, 3.10D, 3.10F, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Inferences:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6F, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Retelling & Summarizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6G, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8B, 3.8C, 3.8D, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Visualizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6D, 3.6E, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.10C, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
3.7E, 3.7F, 3.3A, 3.3B
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