Ivy and Bean Resource Set

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Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

At first glance, Ivy and Bean couldn’t have been more different. Ivy wore dresses and sparkly headbands. Bean’s headbands always fell off, and she only wore dresses when her mother made her. Bean liked to play with lots of kids, but Ivy played alone. Ivy read books but reading made Bean jumpy. Can two very different girls be friends?

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows is an ideal text to introduce the concept of theme to young readers. Through exploring story elements like setting and plot in this beginning chapter book, readers will develop an understanding of how theme is developed across longer texts.

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  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Determining Theme
  • 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
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Instructional Overview: 2.10A 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8B 2.8C 2.8D 2.9A 2.9B 2.9C
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Ivy and Bean Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for determining theme, along with a list of instructional objectives for each of the book club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Ivy and Bean.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8B 2.8C 2.8D 2.9A 2.9B 2.9C

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a 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: Introduce Theme

    Ivy and Bean is an ideal text to introduce the concept of theme to younger readers. By focusing on the idea of friendship, readers will learn which story elements are useful when thinking about the theme of a text.

    Meeting #2: Connecting Characters and Setting to the Theme

    Annie Barrows does a nice job of developing the characters based on the overarching theme of friendship in the book. This book club meeting will focus on the ways the characters and the setting can develop theme in a text.

    Meeting #3: Connecting Plot to the Theme

    The events in Ivy and Bean are relatable for most children. As a result, this discussion will focus on the ways readers can track the theme of the text across the events in the book.

    Meeting #4: Making Real World Connections to the Themes

    Part of understanding the theme is connecting the big ideas to real life. In this book club meeting, readers will focus on the connections they can make between the big ideas around friendship and the experiences they've had in their own lives.

    Final Meeting: Identifying the Theme of Friendship in Other Texts

    Being able to notice same theme across a set of texts provides readers with a stronger understanding of how themes are developed. In this book club meeting, readers will use what they learned about the theme of friendship in Ivy and Bean to track theme in shorter texts. Students will also have the opportunity to use what they learned about friendship to write a "How - To" about friendship.

    Ivy and Bean Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with determining theme.

    Ivy and Bean Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Ivy and Bean and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Ivy and Bean Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Ivy and Bean. 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 Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Ivy and Bean Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Ivy and Bean, it's helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download Ivy and Bean Resource Set 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    Ivy and Bean Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Ivy and Bean Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Ivy and Bean Resource Set.

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