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  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.7 RL.1.10 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Bark, George Super Pack


    George is a puppy with a problem. His mother wants him to speak, but every time he tries, he sounds like a different animal. First George sounds like a cat, then a duck, then a pig, and a cow! Students will laugh out loud as they learn to identify key story elements, use picture clues to make inferences, retell the plot, and make predictions about how George’s problem could be resolved.

    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 Onomatopoeia
    • 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

    Asking Questions with Bark, George


    Bark, George is a natural choice for readers learning to ask questions while reading. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers ask questions about the plot and characters. You can also use the resource set to help readers think about the types of questions that can expand their comprehension of the story.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Bark, George


    The illustrations and simple text in Bark, George will have students rolling with laughter. Through utilizing the questions provided in this lesson, beginning readers will find it easy to understand this author’s purpose for writing the story.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Inferences with Bark, George


    Bark, George is the perfect anchor text to use with students who are beginning to make inferences while reading. Students will be able to use their prior knowledge along with picture clues to make inferences about the characters and events in the book.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.7 RL.1.10 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Predictions with Bark, George


    This book is perfect for students learning to make predictions while reading. Colorful cartoon drawings and a repetitive story structure help students predict which animal will appear next, deepening student engagement with this memorable book.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Bark, George


    Use this retelling and summarizing set of resources to strengthen one of the most important comprehension skills for early readers. The questions included in this mini lesson will help students identify key elements in text structure, such as characters, setting, problem, and solution, making it easy for readers to engage with the text.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Bark, George 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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    Bark, George Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Bark, George. 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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    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 Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.
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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.

    Bark, George Word Work - Onomatopoeia


    Bark, George is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about onomatopoeia. Either download the Bark, George Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    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.

    Bark, George Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Bark, George, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Bark, George 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.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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