Just Me and My Mom Resource Set

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Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter and his mom have a day of adventure in the city. But Little Critter is so excited that he does some things that get him into trouble. Through it all, Mom is very patient and they have a great time together. The story’s text and illustrations will help students practice asking questions, making inferences, retelling important events, and making connections while reading.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Readerís Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for VCe Word Pattern
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
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  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 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
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Asking Questions: 1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C
  • Determining Importance: 1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Making Connections: 1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C
  • Making Inferences: 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C
  • Word Work: 1.2A(i) 1.2A(iii) 1.2A(iv) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(iii) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)
  • Vocabulary: 1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F
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    Just Me and My Mom Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Just Me and My Mom

    Students will have questions about why Little Critter is getting into so much trouble. Use these resources to help guide them to ask important questions about what they are reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C

    Determining Importance with Just Me and My Mom

    Use this mini lesson on determining importance to help students learn how to identify the important details of Little Critter’s adventure in the city.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Making Connections with Just Me and My Mom

    The story of Little Critter who gets into mischief while having an adventure with his mom will be relatable for most readers. This lesson plan is perfect for helping students make those text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C

    Making Inferences with Just Me and My Mom

    Students will enjoy using the text and the pictures in the story to practice making inferences. They will be able to infer the feelings of both Little Critter and his mom by reading the words and looking at the characters’ facial expressions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Retelling and Summarizing with Just Me and My Mom

    Just Me and My Mom is a fun story about an adventure in a big city. Using this lesson plan, students will be able to successfully identify and retell important information about the events in the story.
    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C

    Just Me and My Mom 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.

    Just Me and My Mom Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Just Me and My Mom. 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.

    Just Me and My Mom Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Just Me and My Mom.

    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 Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Just Me and My Mom Word Work - Vowel-Consonant-e Words

    Just Me and My Mom is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about VCe word pattern. Either download the Just Me and My Mom 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.2A(i) 1.2A(iii) 1.2A(iv) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(iii) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)

    Just Me and My Mom Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Just Me and My Mom if theyíre 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Just Me and My Mom Resource Set.

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