I Want My Hat Back Resource Set

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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back is about a bear who has lost his hat. He asks various woodland creatures if they have seen his hat. When the deer asks him what it looks like, Bear realizes that he has, in fact, seen his hat. And so bear goes back into the woods to find his hat. This book offers readers a surprising twist at the end, making it a great choice to use as a springboard for comprehension strategy instruction for both your small group and whole group mini-lessons.

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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
  • 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.1.6 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.1.3 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.1.3 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.1.7 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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    I Want My Hat Back Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with I Want My Hat Back

    Jon Klassen most certainly had a purpose in mind when he wrote I Want My Hat Back. Help readers to identify the ways authors make their purpose for writing visible to their readers with this lesson plan and set of resources.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with I Want My Hat Back

    I Want My Hat Back is a simple story made of simple words, but my oh my, is there a lot for a reader to infer! Use this picture book to teach readers how to make inferences, read between the lines, and discover what's really going on with the animals in Bear's neck of the woods.
    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 I Want My Hat Back

    Readers love predicting and waiting to find out if their predictions come true. Through clever illustrations, and a simple storyline, I Want my Hat Back will perfectly supports readers of all ability levels as they work to make predictions about where Bear's hat could have gone.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 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 I Want My Hat Back

    The simple plot of this unique book is a smart choice for readers who need to work on identifying key story elements. Pair this lesson plan and set of resources with I Want My Hat Back to teach readers how to retell and summarize stories.
    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.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with I Want My Hat Back

    Jon Klassen uses a variety of text structures to tell Bear's story. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to teach readers about sequencing, description, problem and solution, and cause and effect inside the pages of I Want My Hat Back.
    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

    I Want My Hat Back 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.

    I Want My Hat Back Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of I Want My Hat Back. 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 comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    I Want My Hat Back Word Work - Contractions

    I Want My Hat Back offers students the opportunity to name and notice several contractions within the context of the book. Either download the I Want My Hat Back 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    I Want My Hat Back Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy I Want My Hat Back, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the I Want My Hat Back 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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