Each Kindness Resource Set

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Summary

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

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.

Teach with Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

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
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 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.2.7 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.2.3 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
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    Each Kindness Resource Set

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Each Kindness

    The unexpected twist at the end of this book invites children to wonder why the author wrote a story that didn’t have a happy ending. Considering the author’s purpose will compel children to discuss relevant issues that sometimes don’t have easy answers.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.

    Each Kindness Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Each Kindness.

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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