Fly Away Home Resource Set

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Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting

In Fly Away Home, a homeless boy named Andrew and his father discretely live in an airport because of the conveniences—and camouflage—it provides. The complex subject matter in Fly Away Home offers opportunities for rich lessons on retelling and summarizing, making inferences, making predictions and asking questions for more sophisticated readers.

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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 Bossy E
  • 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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Fly Away Home Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 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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    Fly Away Home Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Fly Away Home

    This is a smart selection for readers who are working to ask questions to deepen their understanding. Readers will naturally wonder and pose questions about the characters and the choices they make to maintain their anonymity in the airport.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with Fly Away Home

    To fully understand and engage with Fly Away Home, most students will need to practice making inferences to make connections between their own feelings and what they think it might be like to be homeless.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Predictions with Fly Away Home

    Do you want to help your students make strong, logical predictions? With this Fly Away Home lesson plan, readers will naturally begin to think of solutions to the homeless boy’s problem while also anticipating whether the boy and his father will find a home of their own.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Fly Away Home

    Fly Away Home is ideal for helping more sophisticated readers practice retelling and summarizing stories to improve their comprehension. The subject matter appeals to a child’s sense of curiosity, fear and sympathy, and your students will quickly identify main characters and key events.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Fly Away Home 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.

    Fly Away Home Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Fly Away Home. 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.

    Fly Away Home Word Work - Bossy E

    Fly Away Home is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the bossy E. Either download the Fly Away Home 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

    Fly Away Home Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Fly Away Home, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Fly Away Home 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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