Flat Stanley Resource Set

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Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

One morning, while lying in bed, Stanley’s bulletin board falls on top of him and he is suddenly flat as a pancake! Stanley isn’t hurt and doesn’t mind being flat; he even finds it helpful at times. But soon, people start making fun of him for being different. This adventurous story with an important message is perfect for mini lessons focused on identifying the author’s purpose, making inferences, making predictions, retelling and summarizing, and visualizing.

Teach with Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Vowels -ee (long /e/ sound)
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • 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.2.6 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.2.3 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.2.2 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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    Flat Stanley Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Flat Stanley

    Author Jeff Brown uses both the plot and characters in Flat Stanley to communicate his messages about treating people with kindness and sibling relationships. Use this identifying the author's purpose mini lesson to help focus student thinking on understanding what the author might be saying while they read.
    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 Flat Stanley

    As both the author and illustrator of Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown incorporates descriptive detail in the text and illustrations. Students will use these details to make inferences about the characters' emotions and the meaning of new words as they read.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Predictions with Flat Stanley

    Stanley has some amazing adventures while he is flat! Students can use what they already know about the plot lines of each chapter and this focused mini lesson to make predictions about what might logically happen next in Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Flat Stanley

    Retelling and summarizing with Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown is an easy way to encourage students to remember important characters and events. As students begin reading longer texts, they might be overwhelmed by all of the details. Showing readers where to pause and retell or summarize breaks the text into manageable pieces.
    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 Flat Stanley

    The descriptive language author Jeff Brown used when writing Flat Stanley allows the reader to create strong mental images of the story. Because this chapter book also contains many illustrations, it is a great text for students to practice visualizing and check their thinking!
    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

    Flat Stanley 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.

    Flat Stanley Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Flat Stanley. 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.

    Flat Stanley Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Flat Stanley.

    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 Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Flat Stanley Word Work - Vowels -ee (long /e/ sound)

    Flat Stanley is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about vowels -ee (long /e/ sound). Either download the Flat Stanley 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

    Flat Stanley Vocabulary Connections

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

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Flat Stanley Resource Set.

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