Hi! Fly Guy Resource Set

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Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Buzz is on the hunt for the perfect pet to enter in The Amazing Pet Show! He quickly learns that what he considers a pet, others think of as a pest. Students will enjoy connecting their comprehension strategy practice to this humorous and relatable story about Buzz and his perfect pet, Fly Guy. This story’s text and strong illustrations make working on identifying the author’s purpose, making inferences and predictions, retelling and summarizing, and understanding text structure a breeze!

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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 Long /e/ and Long /i/ Rule for Words Ending in “Y”
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    Hi! Fly Guy Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Hi! Fly Guy

    Readers become stronger when they can identify why the author included certain details in the story and the reason that the author wrote the book. Using this mini lesson, paired with Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold, students will gain confidence in their ability to identify the author's purpose.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Inferences with Hi! Fly Guy

    Practice "reading between the lines" with Tedd Arnold's Hi! Fly Guy. Students can combine what they already know about pets with the detailed illustrations and straight-forward text to make inferences about what is happening in the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with Hi! Fly Guy

    A fly may be an unusual pet, but that doesn't stop Buzz from thinking Fly Guy is awesome! Teach your students to make logical predictions about what might happen to Buzz and Fly Guy at The Amazing Pet Show using this focused mini lesson and Tedd Arnold's humorous text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Hi! Fly Guy

    Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold is an ideal anchor text to pair with a retelling and summarizing mini lesson. Readers will effortlessly connect with Buzz's feelings towards his new pet and his desire to enter The Amazing Pet Show, making it easy to remember the important events, characters, and details of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Hi! Fly Guy

    Author Tedd Arnold included examples of description, problem and solution, and cause and effect in his book, Hi! Fly Guy. This understanding text structure mini lesson will show students where to pause and notice how the story is organized to improve their understanding of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Hi! Fly Guy 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.

    Hi! Fly Guy Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Hi! Fly Guy. 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.

    Hi! Fly Guy Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Hi! Fly Guy.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Hi! Fly Guy Word Work - Long /e/ and Long /i/ Rule for Words Ending in “Y”

    Hi! Fly Guy is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the long /e/ and long /i/ rule for words ending in “Y”. Either download the Hi! Fly Guy 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Hi! Fly Guy Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Hi! Fly Guy, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Hi! Fly Guy 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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