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  • 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
  • Corduroy Super Pack


    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.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Corduroy by Don Freeman

    • 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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    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

    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.

    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
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    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.

    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
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    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. 

    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
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    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.
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    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.
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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.

    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.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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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.

    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.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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