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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

Finding Winne tells the true story of a remarkable bear named Winnipeg and the people who loved her. Students will enjoy tracking Winnie’s adventures from the fields of Canada to an Army base in England, and finally to the London Zoo where Winnie meets a boy named Christopher Robin. This true story of the black bear who inspired AA Milne to create Winnie-the-Pooh will captivate readers, making it the perfect springboard for comprehension strategy mini lessons.

Teach with Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Double Consonants
  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.1.10 RI.2.1 RI.2.4 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.3 RI.2.4 RI.2.5 RI.2.6 RI.2.7 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.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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    Finding Winnie Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Finding Winnie

    Readers will find it easy to ask questions while reading about Winnie and her adventures. Use this mini lesson and set of student resources to help students ask questions that set a purpose for reading, to ask questions about details inside of the illustrations, and to wonder about new words.

    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with Finding Winnie

    Students will enjoy connecting what they know about people and world events to this true story about the world's most famous bear. Help students identify the ways we connect books to our own experiences, other text, and to the world with this making connections mini lesson.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with Finding Winnie

    Helping readers identify the ways we can make inferences to deepen comprehension an important part of reading instruction. Use this making inference resource set to teach students how to use illustrations, author's word choice, and prior knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of this charming story.

    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.1.10 RI.2.1 RI.2.4 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Synthesizing with Finding Winnie

    Lindsay Mattick does a nice job of weaving facts about Winnie throughout the text. Help students become more metacognitive by teaching them how to synthesize these facts in order to form a deeper understanding of the famous black bear.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with Finding Winnie

    Finding Winnie is full of engaging description. Use this visualizing lesson plan and set of student resources to teach readers how to use the words in a text to create mental images while reading. This mini lesson specifically focuses on visualizing action, description, and emotion.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Finding Winnie 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.

    Finding Winnie Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Finding Winnie. 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.

    Finding Winnie Word Work - Double Consonants

    Finding Winnie is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about double consonants. Either download the Finding Winnie Super Pack or this individual Word Work 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

    Finding Winnie Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Finding Winnie, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Finding Winnie 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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