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Each Kindness Super Pack
A new child quietly walks into a classroom. Her clothes are ragged and worn. How will the children react to the new student? Will they welcome her and make her feel at home, or will they turn away? Each Kindness is a story that will engage students in thoughtful conversations while they infer, predict and summarize the feelings and actions of the characters in this story. It is an important book that can be revisited throughout the year as a way to help children navigate cruel situations and understand how important it is to the right thing.
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 R-Controlled Syllable
- 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
Asking Questions with Each Kindness
Children are innately curious, and when a new student walks into a classroom, questions will arise. Readers will have questions about the girl dressed in tattered clothes and the classmates who treat her so poorly.
Making Inferences with Each Kindness
Readers will be compelled to infer the characters feelings because of the relatable situations in the story. This book invites readers to consider how it feels to be a new student in a classroom. Readers also have the opportunity to think about why children can be so unkind to people who look different. Great discussions will organically occur when children use background knowledge to infer what the characters are thinking and feeling.
Making Predictions with Each Kindness
“Each Kindness” is not a predictable story. Children will most likely predict a happier turn of events, but the circumstances in this story take a more meaningful journey.
Retelling and Summarizing with Each Kindness
“Each Kindness” grapples with a tough reality that all children can relate to. The connection with the theme of this story will help children retell and summarize the events that take place. Beautiful illustrations will support children as they discuss the developments in the story.
Each Kindness 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.
Each Kindness Running Record
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Each Kindness. 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.
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.
Each Kindness Word Work - R-Controlled Syllable
Each Kindness offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with r-controlled syllables within the context of the book. Either download the Each Kindness Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
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.
Each Kindness Vocabulary Connections
Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Each Kindness, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Each Kindness Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.