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  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b 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
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 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
  • Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps Super Pack


    When a boy named Henry and his beloved 180-pound dog Mudge stay overnight at Henry’s grandmother’s house, chaos ensues. As a result, Mudge is sent to spend the night outside away from Henry, which makes Henry very worried. Students will demonstrate full comprehension of this text by visualizing and retelling the key events, and making connections and inferences about what the main characters might be feeling.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps by Cynthia Rylant

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Bossy R
    • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
    • Running Record Assessment
    • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
    • Answer Keys
    • Complete Common Core Alignment
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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

    Making Connections with Henry and Mudge


    This book and lesson plan work well for students who are learning to make connections while reading. Readers can make connections to what they know about having pets and also what they know about feeling nervous while spending the night somewhere new.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Inferences with Henry and Mudge


    Readers will have many opportunities to combine picture clues and their own experiences to infer how each character might be thinking or feeling about the events presented throughout this story.
    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
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Henry and Mudge


    With a clear beginning, middle and end, Henry and Mudge offers early readers effective practice in retelling and summarizing key events and conflicts. The author clearly relates several different problems in the story: physical problems created by Mudge’s clumsiness and emotional consequences when two friends are separated.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Visualizing with Henry and Mudge


    The descriptive language in Henry and Mudge makes it easy for early readers to practice creating images in their mind to enhance their comprehension. Students will enjoy visualizing Mudge’s destructive mishaps at Grandma’s house. And what might those bedtime thumps be that keep Henry up at night?
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps 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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    Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps. 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.

    Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps Word Work - Bossy R


    If you use Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about the bossy R. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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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.

    Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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