Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Resource Set

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel

In this clever and heroic story, students will go on a brave journey with Hershel as he outwits goblins in order to save Hanukkah. Through using the BookPagez mini lessons and activities, students will have the opportunity to practice their visualizing skills, make predictions and connections, ask questions, and study the story’s text structures – all while enjoying the newest trick up Hershel’s sleeve.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Contractions
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS 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.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 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.3.7 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
  • Asking Questions: 3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.9C
  • Making Connections: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Making Predictions: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Understanding Text Structure: 3.10B 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.8C 3.9E(iii)
  • Visualizing: 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F
  • Word Work: 3.2A(iii) 3.2B(iii) 3.2B(iv)
  • Vocabulary: 3.3A 3.3B 3.7E 3.7F
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    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    Readers will be able to ask questions about Hershel’s actions and his decisions. They will also wonder how his decisions will impact the plot and the fate of the villagers.
    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.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.9C

    Making Connections with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    This suspenseful and clever story has many relatable elements that allow young readers to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Making Predictions with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    As students read about the villagers and Hershel’s attempts to trick the goblins, they will be able to make predictions about the story’s plot, characters, and solution.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Understanding Text Structure with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    This mini lesson draws the readers attention to the structures of problem and solution, description, and comparing and contrasting throughout many parts of the text.
    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10B 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.8C 3.9E(iii)

    Visualizing with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins uses such detailed and descriptive language to describe every aspect of the story - from the characters, to the plot, and even the setting! See if your students can visualize pictures as detailed as the illustrations in the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins 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.

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. 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.

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.

    Student Spanish Resources

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages and reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements) for use with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Word Work- Contractions

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about contractions. 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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.2A(iii) 3.2B(iii) 3.2B(iv)

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.3A 3.3B 3.7E 3.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Resource Set.

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