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  • 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
  • Are You a Snail? Super Pack


    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.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen

    • 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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    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 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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
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    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.
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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.

    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.
    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
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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.

    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.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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