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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Come On, Rain! Super Pack


    In Come On, Rain!, a young girl named Tessie excitedly anticipates a looming rain storm to break the boiling hot summer days. The language and illustrations in this story make it an ideal anchor text for teaching lessons focused on visualizing and identifying the author’s purpose.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Compound Words
    • 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 Come On, Rain!


    This lesson plan is excellent practice in deciphering subtler author messages. Children typically perceive the rain as an obstacle to outdoor fun. Come On, Rain! will show students what wonderful outcomes a slight change in perspective can have.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Making Predictions with Come On, Rain!


    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Visualizing with Come On, Rain!


    Come On, Rain! will draw your entire classroom into an engaging lesson on visualizing. Students can connect to their own feelings of a sweltering summer day and the excitement of splashing around in a warm rain. Readers will star in their own mental movie thanks to the anticipation built by this author’s vivid writing style.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Come On, Rain! 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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    Come On, Rain! Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Come, On Rain!. 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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    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.

    Come On, Rain! Word Work - Compound Words


    Come On, Rain! offers students the opportunity to know compound words within the context of the book. Either download the Come On, Rain! 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.3.3 RF.3.4
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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.

    Come On, Rain! Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Come On, Rain! 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.
    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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