How Many Days to America? Resource Set

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How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting’s story of a family forced to flee their home in the dead of night is one that takes a departure from the traditional immigration story. The stark description of the family’s journey across the Caribbean will keep students on the edge of their seat and provide them with a keen perspective of what it means to be a modern-day pilgrim.

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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 /i/ Patterns
  • 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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TEKS Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Inferences: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Synthesizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Visualizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • Determining Importance: 4.10A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8C
  • Making Inferences: 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6F 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C
  • Synthesizing: 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C
  • Visualizing: 4.10C 4.10D 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6D 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7E 4.7F
  • Word Work: 4.2A(i)
  • Vocabulary: 4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F
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    How Many Days to America? Resource Set

    Determining Importance with How Many Days to America?

    Students will have plenty of opportunities to determine which parts of this story are most important to remember. With it's blend of fiction and honest description of a modern day pilgrimage, How Many Days to America? is a smart choice to use when teaching readers to determine importance.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8C

    Making Inferences with How Many Days to America?

    Use this lesson plan and set of resources to encourage readers to make inferences about the events and the characters described in How Many Days to America?
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6F 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B

    Retelling and Summarizing with How Many Days to America?

    Use this lesson plan and set of resources to challenge students to identify the key elements within this sophisticated story in order to summarize How Many Days to America?
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C

    Synthesizing with How Many Days to America?

    The family's story in How Many Days to America? is one that may be difficult for readers to fully understand. Help them to comprehend the information presented in this book with this synthesizing lesson plan and set of resources.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C

    Visualizing with How Many Days to America?

    How Many Days to America? offers readers a rich description of what it means to board a boat, sail across the sea, and land on America's shores. Use this lesson plan to help your students make strong mental images while reading this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10C 4.10D 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6D 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7E 4.7F

    How Many Days to America? 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.

    How Many Days to America? Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of How Many Days to America? 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.

    How Many Days to America? Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of How Many Days to America?

    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 How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    How Many Days to America? Word Work - Long /i/ Patterns

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using How Many Days to America? to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about long /i/ patterns. 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.4.3 RF.4.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.2A(i)

    How Many Days to America? Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy How Many Days to Ameria?, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the How Many Days to America? 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the How Many Days to America? Resource Set.

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