Fox Resource Set

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Fox by Margaret Wild

Fox is an emotional story about Dog and Magpie, who become friends the day their forest burned. From that day on, they promise to take care of one another—until a jealous fox wanders in and changes everything. The events and friendship dynamics that unfold in Fox make it a smart text for lessons on almost all comprehension strategies.

Teach with Fox by Margaret Wild

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 Beginning Blends
  • 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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Fox Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    Fox Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Fox

    There are very strong messages to discuss about friendship, betrayal and loss in this story. Intermediate-level readers will even be able to practice supporting the author’s purpose with evidence from the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with Fox

    Using Fox as an anchor text, students will be challenged to make more sophisticated and meaningful connections in order to fully comprehend the text. Students will make connections between the friendships in the story and their own, as well as connections to friendship dynamics in other stories they’ve read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with Fox

    With two main characters that form a bond during tragedy and then have their friendship tested by the introduction of a third character, Fox is the perfect text to show students how meaning and understanding changes and builds throughout a story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Fox

    Fox works well to support readers who are working to use multiple reading strategies to improve comprehension. In this lesson plan, readers will have to pay attention to text structure, descriptive language and the order of events to fully comprehend the reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Visualizing with Fox

    The author’s rich descriptions of the settings and emotions in Fox will make it easy for students to visualize in their minds the actions and consequences of each character.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Fox 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.

    Fox Running Record

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

    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 Fox by Margaret Wild. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Fox Word Work - Beginning Blends

    Fox is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about beginning blends. Either download the Fox 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.3.3 RF.3.4

    Fox Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Fox, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Fox 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.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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