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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Connections: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.2 W.4.8
  • Making Inferences: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Predictions: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 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
  • Brave Irene Super Pack


    Meet Brave Irene. She is a young girl who is determined to help her sick mother by delivering a beautiful gown to the Duchess during a terrible snowstorm. Irene pushes herself to find the strength and courage she needs to make it to the palace. Will Irene find her way through the wintry mix? Will the Duchess get her gown in time for the ball? Students will find themselves making predictions as they cheer for Irene while she bravely conquers the storm.

    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 The “ou” Letter Combination
    • 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

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Brave Irene


    William Steig's story of Irene illustrates what it means to be brave and have courage in the face of a terrific storm. Use this identifying the author's purpose to help students understand what it means to be selfless and have the courage do things for the people you love.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Making Connections with Brave Irene


    This making connections lesson plan and set of resources will support readers who need work drawing on prior knowledge to deepen comprehension. The page by page guide included in this resource encourages readers to draw upon their own experiences to better understand Irene's actions and to use what they know about other books in this genre to fully comprehend and enjoy the book.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.2 W.4.8
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    Making Inferences with Brave Irene


    Irene is determined and courageous even in the face of a life-threatening snow storm. Help your students better understand Irene by making inferences about the people who motivate her, Irene's unique characteristics, and the thoughts she experiences while braving the storm.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Making Predictions with Brave Irene


    Brave Irene follows a familiar fairy tale format, which makes it an ideal book for helping readers anticipate the plot to make logical predictions. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to guide students through a set of questions that support making logical predictions while reading.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Brave Irene


    Determining which information to include in a summary or retelling of a text can be challenging for older readers. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your students retell key information and identify the reasons why specific information should be included in their summary of the text.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Brave Irene 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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    Brave Irene Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Brave Irene. 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 Brave Irene by William Steig. 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.

    Brave Irene Word Work - The “ou” Letter Combination


    Brave Irene offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with “ou” Letter Combination within the context of the book. Either download the Brave Irene 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.
    RF.4.3 RF.4.4
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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.

    Brave Irene Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Brave Irene, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Brave Irene 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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