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Train to Somewhere Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

This is the story of an orphan named Marianne who is riding an orphan train west from New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Marianne's mother left her at an orphanage to find a better home, and despite her promises, she hasn't returned for Marianne. Marianne longs for her mom and a new family at every stop the train makes, but she finds neither. Then, she arrives in a town named Somewhere. Use Train to Somewhere with more sophisticated readers who need practice applying strategies like making inferences, identifying author messages, and determining importance to fully comprehend text.

  • Included in this collection
  • 4 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Train to Somewhere
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • 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 Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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This is the story of an orphan named Marianne who is riding an orphan train west from New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Marianne's mother left her at an orphanage to find a better home, and despite her promises, she hasn't returned for Marianne. Marianne longs for her mom and a new family at every stop the train makes, but she finds neither. Then, she arrives in a town named Somewhere. Use Train to Somewhere with more sophisticated readers who need practice applying strategies like making inferences, identifying author messages, and determining importance to fully comprehend text.

  • Included in this collection
  • 4 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Train to Somewhere
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • 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 Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Train to Somewhere
Book Author:
Eve Bunting
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Historical Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
Q
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Adventure, Family, History
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Determining Importance:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Making Inferences:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Synthesizing:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections:
L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
Word Work:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4
Determining Importance:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8C, 4.10A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.10A, 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Making Inferences:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Synthesizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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