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John Henry Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

This Caldecott Honor illustrated version of the "John Henry" ballad tells the story of John Henry's amazing life and death. The story begins with a fantastical description of John Henry's birth and then moves on to outline the events of his life. Full of vivid imagery and striking illustrations, this picture book makes an ideal anchor text for mini lessons focused on asking questions, making connections, making inferences, synthesizing, and identifying the author's purpose.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for John Henry
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Suffixes
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book John Henry by Julius Lester. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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This Caldecott Honor illustrated version of the "John Henry" ballad tells the story of John Henry's amazing life and death. The story begins with a fantastical description of John Henry's birth and then moves on to outline the events of his life. Full of vivid imagery and striking illustrations, this picture book makes an ideal anchor text for mini lessons focused on asking questions, making connections, making inferences, synthesizing, and identifying the author's purpose.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for John Henry
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Suffixes
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book John Henry by Julius Lester. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
John Henry
Book Author:
Julius Lester
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Folktale
F&P Guided Reading Level:
S
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Award Winners
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Asking Questions:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Making Connections:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Making Inferences:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Synthesizing:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections:
L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
Word Work:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4
Asking Questions:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6I, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8C, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.10A, 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Making Connections:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Making Inferences:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Synthesizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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