Are You a Snail? Resource Set

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Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen

This charming nonfiction book covers all things snails—what they eat, where they live and why they are slimy—all while simultaneously teaching students multiple comprehension strategies, from making connections to determining importance.

Teach with Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen

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 Final Phonemes “ll” and “ff”
  • 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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Are You a Snail Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 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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    Are You a Snail? Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Are You a Snail?

    This lesson plan for Are You a Snail? encourages readers to stop throughout the text to notice interesting facts, ask questions and to reflect on the most important facts and ideas to remember from the text as a whole.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with Are You a Snail?

    For students who are beginning to make connections while reading nonfiction text, Are You a Snail? is the right resource for encouraging students to make text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with Are You a Snail?

    Your students probably already have some knowledge of snails. They can apply that knowledge along with the illustrations in the story to make inferences about the information presented in the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Understanding Text Structure with Are You a Snail?

    The authors of Are You a Snail? use multiple nonfiction text structures to organize the facts about snails, which means readers have the opportunity to practice gathering information from multiple text structures.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with Are You a Snail?

    By using Are You a Snail? to teach visualization, students will have the opportunity to make connections between their world and the world described in this nonfiction text. Readers can check their visualizations against the illustrations to determine if they are on the right track.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Are You a Snail? 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.

    Are You a Snail? Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Are You a Snail?. 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.

    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 Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Are You a Snail? Word Work - Final Phonemes "ll" and "ff"

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Are You a Snail? to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about final phonemes. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Are You a Snail? Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Are You a Snail? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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