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  • 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: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Fox Super Pack


    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.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Fox by Margaret Wild

    • 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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    Comprehension Strategy Resources

    All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment

    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    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.
    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.

    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.
    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
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