Gleam and Glow Resource Set

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Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

This historical fiction by Eve Bunting is inspired by a true story. Set in Bosnia during the 1990’s, Gleam and Glow tells the story of a displaced family torn apart by war. Beautiful illustrations and a carefully crafted story provide readers with plenty of opportunities to deeply engage with the story. Use this Super Pack to help readers activate prior knowledge to make connections, ask questions to deepen comprehension, and determine key details in the text.

Teach with Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

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 Homophones
  • 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.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 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.3.4 RL.3.9 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 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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    Gleam and Glow Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Gleam and Glow

    Gleam and Glow makes it easy for readers to practice asking questions while reading. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your students ask meaningful questions to deepen their comprehension of what it means to live through a war.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with Gleam and Glow

    Gleam and Glow is a smart choice for readers who need practice determining importance while reading. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students identify the details that are most important to notice while reading the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with Gleam and Glow

    Gleam and Glow will challenge readers to make connections between their prior knowledge and the text. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to support students as they work to make more sophisticated connections in order to deepen comprehension of this beautifully told story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.9 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Inferences with Gleam and Glow

    Readers will enjoy making inferences while reading Gleam and Glow. Challenge your students to identify the hidden story within the pages of this book to uncover the effects of war, character motivation, and how it might have felt to live through the Bosnian War.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Gleam and Glow

    With it's large cast of characters, a story that takes place over half a decade, and a clear message, Gleam and Glow is a smart choice for readers learning to retell and summarize sophisticated picture books. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to teach students how to identify key story elements.
    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.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Gleam and Glow 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.

    Gleam and Glow Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Gleam and Glow. 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.

    Gleam and Glow Word Work - Homophones

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Gleam and Glow to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about homophones. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    Gleam and Glow Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Gleam and Glow? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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