Arnie the Doughnut Resource Set

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Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller

Arnie the Doughnut is a wacky story about a doughnut who is everything he ever wanted to be—chocolate-covered with sprinkles. Arnie, however, doesn’t quite understand his purpose as a doughnut. Students will love Arnie’s hilarious journey while they practice visualizing, asking questions, understanding text structure and synthesizing.

Teach with Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller

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 Compound Words
  • 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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Arnie the Doughnut Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Synthesizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Visualizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    Arnie the Doughnut Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Arnie the Doughnut

    This story naturally encourages readers to practice asking questions about the ways in which Arnie will find freedom and escape from Mr. Bing, his hungry and very surprised owner.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Synthesizing with Arnie the Doughnut

    While Arnie’s story is highly entertaining, it’s also rather complicated. In this lesson plan, readers will need to use all the comprehension strategies to develop a clear understanding of Arnie and Mr. Bing’s differing perspectives on their strange situation.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Understanding Text Structure with Arnie the Doughnut

    Arnie the Doughnut is unique because it is based on a comic book format. Readers will need to refer to the different text orientations, multiple captions and the variety of speech bubbles to fully comprehend the comedy of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Visualizing with Arnie the Doughnut

    With fun, descriptive language and excellent illustrations, Arnie the Doughnut is the ideal book for readers who need practice visualizing emotion and action to fully comprehend text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Arnie the Doughnut 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.

    Arnie the Doughnut Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Arnie the Doughnut. 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 Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Arnie the Doughnut Word Work - Compound Words

    Arnie the Doughnut offers students the opportunity to name and notice several compound words within the context of the book. Either download the Arnie the Doughnut Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.4.3 RF.4.4

    Arnie the Doughnut Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Arnie the Doughnut, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Arnie the Doughnut 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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