Doctor De Soto Resource Set

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Doctor De Soto by William Steig

Dr. De Soto and his wife are a very good dental team, treating animals large and small—as long as they’re not dangerous to mice. When a fox with a bad toothache asks for their help, the De Sotos must decide if they’ll risk their safety to treat the fox. The precarious sequence of events in this story makes it the perfect book for teaching students to make predictions, retell and summarize, visualize and understand different text structures.

Teach with Doctor De Soto by William Steig

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 Latin Suffixes
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Doctor De Soto Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 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.3.7 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
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    Doctor De Soto Resource Set

    Making Predictions with Doctor De Soto

    Will Dr. and Mrs. De Soto deviate from their business plan and risk their personal safety to treat a fox with a painful toothache? Are the fox’s intentions genuine? As the anticipation builds in this story, your students will have countless opportunities to practice making predictions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Doctor De Soto

    With three well-defined main characters and a clear beginning, middle and end, this lesson plan provides effective support to students who need practice retelling and summarizing
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Understanding Text Structure with Doctor De Soto

    Several different text structures can be found in Doctor De Soto, including problem and solution, sequence and cause/effect. Choose this lesson for comprehensive practice in understanding how different text structures are used to tell a story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Visualizing with Doctor De Soto

    Combining the vibrant illustrations with their own experiences at a dental office, intermediate-level students will be able to identify the words and descriptions used by the author to help them construct images in their minds.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Doctor De Soto 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.

    Doctor De Soto Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Doctor De Soto. 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.

    Doctor De Soto Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Doctor De Soto.

    Doctor De Soto Word Work - Latin Suffixes

    Doctor De Soto isn’t just an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies; it also pairs well with a phonics lesson on latin suffixes. Select this individual lesson or download the super pack 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

    Doctor De Soto Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Doctor De Soto? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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