Come On, Rain! Resource Set

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Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse

In Come On, Rain!, a young girl named Tessie excitedly anticipates a looming rainstorm 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.

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  • 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
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • 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
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.10D 3.10F 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Making Predictions: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6D 3.6F 3.6G 3.6I 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D
  • Visualizing: 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F
  • Word Work: 3.2A(ii) 3.2A(iii) 3.2B(i) 3.2B(iii)
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    Come On, Rain! Resource Set

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.10D 3.10F 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Making Predictions with Come On, Rain!

    Will it ever rain? Readers will delight in the anticipation of a cooling rain shower in Karen Hesse's Come On, Rain!. Students will use the clues found in the illustrations to help them think about what will logically happen next.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Retelling and Summarizing with Come On, Rain!

    Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse has easily identifiable characters, setting elements, and story events making it perfect for a retelling and summarizing mini lesson. Readers will be able to remember the story's big event due to the way it impacts both the characters and the setting.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6D 3.6F 3.6G 3.6I 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D

    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 warm rain. Readers will star in their own mental movie thanks to the anticipation built by this author’s vivid writing style.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F

    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.

    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.

    Come On, Rain! Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Come On, Rain!

    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 Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.2A(ii) 3.2A(iii) 3.2B(i) 3.2B(iii)

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Come On, Rain! Resource Set.

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