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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Ira Sleeps Over Super Pack


    Ira is excited to spend the night at his friend Reggie’s house. They have all their fun activities planned. But, it’s Ira’s first sleepover, and he’s unsure if he should bring his teddy bear with him. Early readers will closely relate to Ira’s conflict, which will help them practice making connections, making predictions, retelling and identifying the author’s broader message.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Hard and Soft “G” Sounds
    • 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 Ira Sleeps Over


    The author of Ira Sleeps Over presents a clear message about friendship and the importance of being yourself. Beginner readers will be able to identify these messages early in the book, which will allow them to practice supporting the author’s message with evidence from the rest of the text.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Connections with Ira Sleeps Over


    This book is an excellent choice for supporting lessons and discussions about making connections, especially text-to-self connections. Most readers at this level will have experience spending a night away from home. When they draw upon their own experiences, they will better understand Ira’s conflict over bringing his teddy bear to a sleep over.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Predictions with Ira Sleeps Over


    Ira Sleeps Over is a smart choice for readers who need practice making predictions. As they apply their own experiences and connections to the text, students will practice making logical predictions about the feelings and decisions of the main characters in this story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Ira Sleeps Over


    Ira Sleeps Over is an effective anchor text for a lesson on retelling. In order to fully comprehend this story, readers will need to determine which characters are most important based on how they affect the plot. Also, with a lot of dialogue mixed in with the description of events, students will practice how to use dialogue to summarize a story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Ira Sleeps Over 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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    Ira Sleeps Over Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Ira Sleeps Over. 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.

    Ira Sleeps Over Word Work - Hard and Soft "G" Sounds


    Ira Sleeps Over is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the hard and soft "G" sounds. Either download the Ira Sleeps Over Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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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.

    Ira Sleeps Over Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Ira Sleeps Over if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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