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  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Baloney, Henry P. Super Pack


    Henry P. Baloney’s out-of-this-world story about why he’s tardy for school will engage intermediate-level readers while also supporting effective practice in retelling and making inferences.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Baloney, Henry P. by Jon Scieszka

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • 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

    Making Inferences with Baloney, Henry P.


    Henry P. Baloney is very clever, and he frequently makes up words to color his story. Students will have the opportunity to practice making inferences as they use context clues to fully comprehend this book.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Baloney, Henry P.


    Baloney, Henry P. is uniquely perfect for a lesson on retelling and summarizing. This book is actually a retelling of a story by the main character about why he’s tardy for school. Readers can model their own retelling after the main character’s use of the strategy.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Understanding Text Structure with Baloney, Henry P.


    Readers will learn to use more than just words to make meaning with Baloney, Henry P. Students must also pay attention to the layout of the text as well as the picture clues in order to fully comprehend what they read.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Baloney, Henry P. 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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    Baloney, Henry P. Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Baloney, Henry P. 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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    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.

    Baloney, Henry P. Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Baloney, Henry P. 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.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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