All Are Welcome Resource Set

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All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Use All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold to strengthen your students’ comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Students will feel reassured as they read about a school where everyone is welcome to be who they are, share their talents, and learn from one another. The simple rhyming nature of the text is beautifully complemented by bright and engaging illustrations, making it easy for students to practice comprehension skills including how to ask questions, make logical inferences, and make meaningful connections while reading.

Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on exploring rhyming words along with vocabulary development resources, two assessments, and an “All About Me” book activity.

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Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Rhyming Words
  • 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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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Asking Questions: 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Making Connections: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Making Inferences: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6F 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8B 2.8C
  • Understanding Text Structure: 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Word Work: 2.2A(i) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(ii)
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    All Are Welcome Resource Set

    Asking Questions with All Are Welcome

    Children are naturally curious about the world and the people in it. In All Are Welcome, students will observe the many ways people are alike and different. With this set of resources, students can use their natural sense of wonder to ask questions about the text and learn why it's important to ask questions as a strategy to deepen comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with All Are Welcome

    All Are Welcome, is about a school where students from diverse backgrounds learn about and celebrate one another's traditions. The page-specific question set included in this minilesson supports readers as they consider Alexandra Penfold's purpose for writing the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Making Connections with All Are Welcome

    The message of the story is focused on the reasons why diversity makes a community strong. As a result, All Are Welcome makes an ideal book for a lesson on making connections. Use the included step-by-step minilesson and student resources to help readers make meaningful connections to the text and discover how their connections can deepen their enjoyment of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Making Inferences with All Are Welcome

    All Are Welcome is an ideal text to use when introducing students to the concept of making inferences. Since the deeper story is largely told through pictures, students can use their prior knowledge and the illustrations to make inferences about the characters' feelings and what it might be like to attend the school depicted in the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6F 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8B 2.8C

    Understanding Text Structure with All Are Welcome

    This fun read-aloud is built on a rhyming rhythm, which offers young readers the opportunity to observe a variety of text structures. With this minilesson you'll identify five text structures for your students, making it easy for them to observe how authors use sequencing, description, problem/solution, compare/contrast, and cause/effect to tell their stories.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    All Are Welcome Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Encourage your students to share the story of who they are with this no-prep "All About Me" book. It's the perfect activity to use during the first few days of school or anytime you want to focus on the ways your students are unique and special.

    All Are Welcome Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of All Are Welcome. 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.

    All Are Welcome Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of All Are Welcome.

    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 All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    All Are Welcome Word Work - Rhyming Words

    Use All Are Welcome to name and notice the use of rhyming words while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to interact with rhyming words 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.2.3 RF.2.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.2A(i) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(ii)

    All Are Welcome Vocabulary Connections

    This set of vocabulary development resources for All Are Welcome highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions and pictures, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the All Are Welcome Resource Set.

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