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  • Determining Importance: 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 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.2.3 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.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 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
  • Amazing Grace Super Pack


    This is the inspiring story of a girl who refuses to let other people tell her what she can and cannot do. Grace has her heart set on playing the role of Peter Pan and must prove that she can, even though she’s both black and a girl. Students will quickly come to Grace’s defense as they learn to use comprehension strategies to connect with the book and take away lessons that will help them to understand that a person can do anything if they put their mind to it.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for adding the suffix –ing to verbs in order to create adjectives
    • 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

    Determining Importance with Amazing Grace


    Use this determining importance lesson plan and set of resources to support readers as they identify important characters, events, and emotions that impact Grace throughout the story.
    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
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    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Amazing Grace


    Mary Hoffman, the author of Amazing Grace, does a beautiful job communicating the importance of believing in one's self. Use this identifying the author's purpose lesson plan and set of resources to help readers notice the ways in which authors reveal their purpose for writing books.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Connections with Amazing Grace


    Grace's story is one of determination and self-discovery. Because your students are in a constant state of discovery, this book is an ideal springboard for helping them make connections while reading.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Inferences with Amazing Grace


    Making inferences is an essential comprehension skill for students to master. Use this lesson plan and set of resoruces to help readers gain a deeper understanding of Grace's inside story while reading this book.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Synthesizing with Amazing Grace


    Grace changes throughout the story. She goes from being happy and confident to self-doubting, then once again returns to being confident. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students synthesize the events of this story in order to understand how characters change across text.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Amazing Grace 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.
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    Running Record Assessment for Amazing Grace


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Amazing Grace. 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.
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    Word Work

    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.

    Amazing Grace Word Work - Suffix -ing


    If you use Amazing Grace 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 the adding the suffix –ing to verbs in order to create adjectives. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    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.

    Amazing Grace Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Amazing Grace 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.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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