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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.6 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Making Connections: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Making Predictions: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Visualizing: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.1 W.K.3 W.K.5 W.K.8
  • Vocabulary: L.K.5.a L.K.6
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Super Pack


    BrownBear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a picture book written with simple words, including color and animal words. The colorful illustrations help the reader decode the text. While the story has no plot, it has a predictable, repetitive text. On each 2 page spread, various colored animals are asked what they see. Each animal responds to help the reader predict what picture comes next. This pattern holds until a teacher appears and sees children, who, in turn, review all of the characters introduced throughout the book.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

    • 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

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    Bill Martin Jr wrote Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? after the phrase popped into his hide while riding on a train in 1966. And with that phrase in mind, he joined forces with Eric Carle to create a repetitive text that has stood the test of time. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help the earliest of readers understand why authors write books.
    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.6 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
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    Making Connections with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    Children will enthusiastically share their connections with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? when you use this lesson plan and set of resources to support their thinking about the text. Help students make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections while reading this highly engaging text.
    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
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    Making Predictions with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is the gold standard when it comes to teaching beginning readers about making predictions. Use the clues in the text to help readers anticipate the pictures that will follow on the next page. Through engaging with the repetitive text, readers will begin to understand how to make predictions based on what they read.
    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your beginning readers retell Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. By prompting readers to recall which animals they have seen and by discussing how the teacher and children differ from the other characters in the book, you will begin to lay the foundation for more sophisticated retellings with other books.
    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
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    Visualizing with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? provides the perfect scaffold for visualizing. By providing the reader with a clue about what they will see on the next page, Bill Martin Jr. makes it easy for students to visualize the animals before they see them. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help beginning readers visualize the text and understand how making mental images can contribute to their enjoyment of the book.
    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.1 W.K.3 W.K.5 W.K.8
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    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 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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    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. 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 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.
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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.

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Vocabulary Connections


    Help your students to fully comprehend and enjoy Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by reviewing key vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 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.K.5.a L.K.6
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