Balloons Over Broadway Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Balloons Over Broadway Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Use Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Award-winning author Melissa Sweet brings the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to life in this informational book about Tony Sarg and his marionettes. Reading about Tony Sarg, an incredibly talented man who introduced helium balloons to the Macy's Parade, will compel children to ask questions, find answers, and summarize the information. Beautiful illustrations and captions throughout the story support readers as they retell the events.

Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on exploring the past tense of verbs along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Balloons Over Broadway
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Parts of Speech
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Use Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Award-winning author Melissa Sweet brings the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to life in this informational book about Tony Sarg and his marionettes. Reading about Tony Sarg, an incredibly talented man who introduced helium balloons to the Macy's Parade, will compel children to ask questions, find answers, and summarize the information. Beautiful illustrations and captions throughout the story support readers as they retell the events.

Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on exploring the past tense of verbs along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Balloons Over Broadway
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Parts of Speech
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Balloons Over Broadway
Book Author:
Melissa Sweet
Grade Level:
3
Genre(s):
Biography, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
N
DRA Level:
30
Reading Recovery Level:
30
Theme(s):
History, Thanksgiving, STEAM / STEM, Fall, Growth Mindset, Perseverance, Self Management
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Asking Questions:
RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Determining Importance:
RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Inferences:
RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
RI.3.2, RL.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
Word Work:
RF.3.3, RF.3.4
Asking Questions:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13A, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Determining Importance:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6E, 3.6G, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.10A, 3.13A, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.10A, 3.10B, 3.10C, 3.10D, 3.10F, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Inferences:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6F, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Retelling & Summarizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6G, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8D, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
3.7E, 3.7F, 3.3A, 3.3B
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