Corduroy Resource Set


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Corduroy by Don Freeman

Corduroy’s heartwarming story about finding a friend of his own is a perfect pick for comprehension lessons in making connections and predictions. Students connect to prior knowledge to identify where in the department store Corduroy might find a new trouser button.

Teach with Corduroy by Don Freeman

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 “igh” Word Family
  • 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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Corduroy Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Making Connections with Corduroy

    Young students will be able to identify with the emotional experiences of both Corduroy and Lisa in this story. This makes it an ideal lesson for learning how to make text-to-self connections.

    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Predictions with Corduroy

    Where will Corduroy find a new button? Watch your students learn to make predictions as they tap into prior knowledge and identify where in the department store Corduroy might find a new trouser button.

    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Corduroy

    The events, characters, problem and solution in Corduroy’s heartwarming story are clear and memorable, making this lesson plan a perfect pick for readers who are learning to retell and summarize basic stories. 

    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 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

    Corduroy 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.

    Corduroy Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Corduroy. 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.

    Corduroy Word Work - igh Word Family

    Corduroy isn’t just an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies; it also pairs well with a phonics lesson on the “igh” word family. Select this individual lesson or download the Corduroy super pack to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Corduroy Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can successfully comprehend and enjoy Corduroy, they must be able to decode new vocabulary used in the story. When you choose any of our comprehension strategy packs, you’ll also receive resources and activities that support vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words. Download these resources to pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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