Biscuit’s First Trip Resource Set

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Biscuit’s First Trip by Alyssa Capucilli

Road trips are exciting new adventures. By reflecting on their own road trip adventures as they read, young students will almost intuitively practice making inferences and retelling while they read about Biscuit’s first adventure with this family.

Teach with Biscuit’s First Trip by Alyssa Capucilli

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 Words Ending in “-y”
  • 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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Biscuit's First Trip Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • 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 Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.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 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 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
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    Biscuit’s First Trip Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Biscuit’s First Trip

    In Biscuit’s First Trip, the author clearly implies several messages about family and the excitement that surrounds going on a trip. This makes it a great choice for early readers who are beginning to identify the author’s message while reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 Connections with Biscuit’s First Trip

    Biscuit’s First Trip is the ideal anchor text for making connections. Most early readers have been on a road trip and will be able to reflect on their own experiences to connect with Biscuit’s story. This text will also prompt readers to make text-to-text and text-to-world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Inferences with Biscuit’s First Trip

    Making inferences is a complex strategy. It will feel almost automatic as you read Biscuit’s First Trip and watch your students draw upon their own experiences to infer the anticipation and other emotions Biscuit might be feeling.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Biscuit’s First Trip

    The clear, natural progression of Biscuit’s First Trip lends nicely to a lesson on retelling and summarizing. Biscuit and his family go through a specific set of steps to prepare for their trip. This allows students to easily identify and retell what happens first, second, third and last.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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

    Biscuit’s First Trip 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.

    Biscuit’s First Trip Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Biscuit’s First Trip. 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 Biscuit's First Trip by Alyssa Capucilli. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Biscuit’s First Trip Word Work - /y/ ending words

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Biscuit’s First Trip to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about words ending in “y,” (but sounds like long “e”). 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Biscuit’s First Trip Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Biscuit’s First Trip? 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.  
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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