A Bad Case of Stripes Resource Set

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Summary

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

This outrageous story about a girl who develops a bad case of the stripes will easily keep students entertained while they work to develop key comprehension skills including how to ask questions, make logical predictions, and make meaningful connections while reading.

Teach with A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Adjectives
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    A Bad Case of Stripes Resource Set

    Asking Questions with A Bad Case of Stripes

    Learning to ask questions while reading is an important skill for readers to master. Use A Bad Case of Stripes to help readers clarify their understanding of text and ask questions that will deepen comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with A Bad Case of Stripes

    Knowing how to find connections to deepen your understanding of a text is a key skill for readers to develop. Use this lesson plan to show students how to draw meaningful connections even with a story as fantastic as Camilla Cream's.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Predictions with A Bad Case of Stripes

    The bizarre story of Camilla's case of the stripes lays the perfect framework for readers to practice making logical predictions. Use this lesson plan to help readers think about what might logically happen in a story as unusual as this one.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with A Bad Case of Stripes

    With its linear plot and outrageous set of events, A Bad Case of Stripes will easily engage readers as they work to summarize the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Visualizing with A Bad Case of Stripes

    David Shannon's vibrant description and use of imagery make it easy for readers to create mental images while reading. Use this lesson plan to help readers who need practice visualizing to focus on the details in the writing.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    A Bad Case of Stripes Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    A Bad Case of Stripes Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of A Bad Case of Stripes. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    A Bad Case of Stripes Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of A Bad Case of Stripes.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    A Bad Case of Stripes Word Work - Adjectives

    Use A Bad Case of Stripes to name and notice the use of adjectives while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provides readers with ample opportunity to interact with adjectives within the context of the story. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    A Bad Case of Stripes Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to build their vocabulary by focusing on the interesting and more challenging words used in A Bad Case of Stripes. Download this Vocabulary Connections package and get fun resources and activities to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. These resources are also included in the Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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