Caps for Sale Resource Set


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Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Your students will laugh and learn as they read the humorous story of a traveling hat salesman who must use clever tricks to get his inventory of caps back from some mischievous monkeys. The action and sequence of this story align well with comprehension lessons on retelling and summarizing, visualizing, making predictions and understanding text structure.

Teach with Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

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 Hard and Soft “C” Sound
  • 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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Caps for Sale Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Making Predictions with Caps for Sale

    Caps for Sale follows a very logical cause and effect sequence, which provides students with many opportunities to check their predictions against the actual outcomes of the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Caps for Sale

    The Caps for Sale lesson plan is a smart choice to use with beginning readers who are learning to demonstrate reading comprehension through the retelling of basic stories. Students should be able to identify the peddler’s predicament as well as the resolution, events, setting and additional characters.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Caps for Sale

    This fun, easy read is built on repetition and patterns, which offers young readers excellent practice in observing text structure and anticipating text based on what they know about repetitive texts.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with Caps for Sale

    This visualizing lesson plan will help teach readers how to use text to imagine how characters might look during the humorous action sequences in this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Caps for Sale 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.

    Caps for Sale Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Caps for Sale. 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 Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Caps for Sale Word Work - Hard and Soft "C" Sound

    If you use Caps for Sale as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about the hard C and soft C. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Caps for Sale Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Caps for Sale 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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