Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Resource Set

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

​Cowgirl Kate has work to do on the farm and her horse, Cocoa, should be helping. However, Cocoa seems more interested in filling his belly than doing his share of the work! This collection of four short stories by Erica Silverman is perfect for readers diving into chapter books and learning about text structure. The engaging plot of each chapter is shared through approachable text and colorful illustrations.

Teach with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Text Structure
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: 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.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Instructional Overview: 2.10C 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6D 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6I 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for text structure, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Book Club.
    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.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10C 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6D 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6I 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting 1#: Introduce Text Structure

    Kick off the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Book Club with an approachable introduction to text structure. By breaking the story down into the important parts of the beginning, middle, and end, readers will be successful at understanding (and enjoying!) the story.

    Meeting 2#: Identify Story Elements with Support

    Each chapter in Erica Silverman's Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa is a new story; providing students with many opportunities to practice analyzing text structure throughout this Book Club. The use of a graphic organizer will help readers keep track of their thinking related to the story elements found in the beginning, middle, and ending of each story.

    Meeting 3#: Identify Story Elements Independently

    Students will gain independence in analyzing text structure with an interactive activity to pair with Chapter 3 of Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman. Discussion also includes the idea that the majority of the action happens in the middle of the story and authors sometimes include clues at the beginning of the story that will help the reader determine how the problem will be solved.

    Meeting 4#: Explore the Effects that Different Story Elements Would Have on the Story

    This final Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Book Club meeting focuses on providing an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning related to text structure. Additionally, readers are encouraged to think about how their knowledge of text structure can help them in their future reading.

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with text structure.

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa. 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 Book Club Management Resources for use with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa 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.
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Resource Set.

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