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  • 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
  • How Many Days to America? Super Pack


    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.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using How Many Days to America? 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 Long /i/ Patterns
    • 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

    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    Synthesizing with How Many Days to America


    The family's story in How Many Day's 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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
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    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.
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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.

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


    How Many Days to America? is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it is also offers the opportunity to name and notice long /i/ patterns. Either download the How Many Days to America? Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    RF.4.3 RF.4.4
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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.

    How Many Days to America? Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy How Many Days to America?, 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.
    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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