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A Chair for My Mother Super Pack
A Chair for My Mother is a tender story about patience, perseverance, and family. This story is an excellent selection for practicing the comprehension strategies of retelling, visualizing and identifying the author’s purpose.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams.
- Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
- Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
- Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
- Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases
- Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
- Running Record Assessment
- Extension Activities for Early Finishers
- Answer Keys
- Complete Common Core Alignment
- and More!
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Comprehension Strategy Resources
All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment
Identifying the Author’s Purpose with A Chair for My Mother
A Chair for My Mother is full of messages, including those about persistence, goal setting, family values and strong work ethic. This lesson plan will support readers who need work thinking beyond the story to identify the author’s deeper message.
Making Inferences with A Chair for My Mother
The emotional tale of a family that loses their belongings in a fire will provoke students to draw upon their own feelings in order to infer what the characters in the book might be feeling or thinking in response to tragedy.
Retelling and Summarizing with A Chair for My Mother
The author of A Chair for My Mother uses a flashback method to describe events that happened in the past. This gives more sophisticated readers the added challenge of identifying and retelling key events from a nonlinear sequence.
Understanding Text Structure with A Chair for My Mother
This story offers students several opportunities to practice comprehension through basic text structures. The book relies heavily on illustrations to support the text and it also uses both a flashback and flash forward storyline method.
Visualizing with A Chair for My Mother
The strong descriptive language in A Chair for My Mother is perfect for helping students who need additional practice with mental imagery and visualizing story settings.
A Chair for My Mother 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 Chair for My Mother Running Record
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of A Chair for My Mother. 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 step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.
A Chair for My Mother Word Work - Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases
If you use A Chair for My Mother as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about prepositions and prepositional phrases. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.
A Chair for My Mother Vocabulary Builder
Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of A Chair for My Mother if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.