Curious George Resource Set

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Curious George by H.A. Rey

This original classic introduced us to the man in the yellow hat and his mischievous pet monkey. Early readers will enjoy Curious George’s very first adventure while they begin practicing retelling and summarizing, making connections, making predictions and visualizing.

Teach with Curious George by H.A. Rey

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 Diphthongs
  • 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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Curious George 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 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.2.1 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
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 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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    Curious George Resource Set

    Making Connections with Curious George

    Through each of Curious George’s mischievous adventures, students will have an opportunity to practice making connections to the results of their own actions, connections to knowledge they have from other texts, and connections to observations they’ve made out in their world.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Predictions with Curious George

    This lesson plan is perfect for supporting students who need additional practice making predictions. Readers will easily be able to apply prior knowledge and understanding of story structure to make predictions about the results of George’s actions.
    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 Curious George

    For students who need to show growth in their ability to retell basic stories, Curious George is an ideal book and lesson plan. With a simple cast of characters, students will be able to focus on identifying Curious George’s sequence of mischievous events and their settings without distraction.
    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.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with Curious George

    The simple language used in this story is a great help to beginner readers who are working on identifying descriptive words that enable them to build illustrations in their mind.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Curious George 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.

    Curious George Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Curious George. 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 comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Curious George by H.A Rey. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Curious George Word Work - Diphthongs

    If you use Curious George as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantages of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about diphthongs (au/ou). You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Curious George Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Curious George 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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