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  • 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: L.1.4a RF.1.3
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • I Want My Hat Back Super Pack


    I Want My Hat 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 books 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 minilessons.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

    • 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
    • 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

    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    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.
    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
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    Understanding Text Structure with I Want My Hat Back


    Jon Kalssen 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.
    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
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    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.
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    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.
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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.

    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.
    L.1.4a RF.1.3
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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.

    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.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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