I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Resource Set

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Summary

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis

When Danny and his mother moved from New York City to Hawaii, it was to get away from the dangers of a big city. Angry with his mother’s decision to move, Danny plans to leave and return to New York. When the skies above him fill with fighter planes and bombs pound the harbor, Danny is truly afraid and reconsiders whether he can leave his mother after all. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author’s sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini-lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.

Teach with I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis

This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis:

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
  • Bonus: Suggested Mini-Lessons and Questioning Guide for use with any of the I Survived Books
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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: 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.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for sequence of events, a list of instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Share Facts about Pearl Harbor and Introduce Tracking Sequence of Events

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis is the perfect text to use for a Book Club focused on sequence of events. This first meeting provides the foundation by introducing a graphic organizer to help the students sort out the timeline of the events in the text.

    Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks

    Author Lauren Tarshis uses flashbacks in I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941. This Book Club meeting focuses on how the author's use of flashbacks impacts the storyline.

    Meeting #3: Sorting Out the Sequence of Events in a Story

    In this I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Book Club, students will use a Story Line Graph to help sort out the sequence of events.

    Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events

    Author Lauren Tarshis included both major and minor conflicts in I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941. realizing that the major conflicts are connected to the factual parts of the text and the minor conflicts are connected to the fictional parts of the story will help students more deeply understand the text.

    Meeting #5: Using Sequence of Events to Identify Main Ideas

    Using Lauren Tarshis' I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941, students will discuss how the author used the story events to develop the main character and how the main character's development supports the main idea of the book.

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with tracking sequence of events.

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Book Club Resource Set.

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941. 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.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 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

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