A Sick Day for Amos McGee Resource Set

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Amos McGee is a busy zookeeper that makes time for a special daily visit with each of his animal friends. One day, he wakes up sick and stays home in bed; worrying his animal friends at the zoo. This delightful story encourages the natural use of a variety of comprehension strategies including asking questions, making predictions, synthesizing, and determining importance. Author Philip C. Stead also incorporates varying text structures in this tale about friendship at its best!

Teach with A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

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 R-Controlled Vowel Sounds (Bossy R)
  • 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.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.6 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    A Sick Day for Amos McGee Resource Set

    Asking Questions with A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Students will be full of questions about Amos, his animal friends at the zoo, and how the animals are able to ride the bus to Amos' house. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help guide their curiosity towards asking important questions that will help them become better readers.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Determining Importance with A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Determining what is most important in a story is a strategy every good reader must practice. Students will have fun as they go through and find the parts that matter most as they learn about the friendship between Amos and the zoo animals.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Amos’ predictable daily routine, a repetitive storyline, and detailed illustrations support readers learning to make predictions. This text provides many opportunities for readers to use both the written words and pictures to make informed and smart predictions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Synthesizing with A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Enhance your students' understanding of this story by focusing their attention on their thoughts about Amos and his actions throughout the story. This lesson details the perfect places in the text to have students stop and "think about their thinking".
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.6 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    This focused mini lesson draws the readers' attention to the variety of text structures used in A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Examples of rich descriptions, cause and effect, problem and solution, and sequencing can be identified and used to better understand this tale of true friendship.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee 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 Sick Day for Amos McGee Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of A Sick Day for Amos McGee. 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 Sick Day for Amos McGee Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

    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 Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee Word Work - R-Controlled Vowel Sounds

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about r-controlled vowel sounds. Either download the A Sick Day for Amos McGee Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy A Sick Day for Amos McGee, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the A Sick Day for Amos McGee Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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