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Gleam and Glow Super Pack
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 opportunity 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.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting
- 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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.