Kitten’s First Full Moon Resource Set

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Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Come join Kitten on a full moon adventure of ups and downs! After mistaking the full moon for a bowl full of milk, Kitten teaches readers about the merits of perseverance. Through noticing key story elements, students will learn how to infer key details about the kitten’s character, making it easy to retell the story while making connections between their mental images and the illustrations in the text.

Teach with Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Phonics Rules of the -ch and -tch digraphs
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 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.1.3 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.1.3 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
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 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
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    Kitten’s First Full Moon Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Kitten's First Full Moon

    Follow this mini lesson on determining importance and help students learn how to identify the important details of Kitten's full moon adventure.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with Kitten's First Full Moon

    Making inferences is a fun and deeper level comprehension strategy. Use this mini lesson and set of student resources to teach readers how to use both the text and illustrations to make inferences about Kitten's First Full Moon.
    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 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Kitten's First Full Moon

    Being able to retell and summarize a story is essential for any reader’s success. It can also be a difficult strategy for student’s to grasp. Luckily Kevin Henkes simple story about a kitten who mistakes the moon for a bowl full milk works as an ideal springboard for a mini lesson focused on retelling and summarizing.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.3 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

    Synthesizing with Kitten's First Full Moon

    At first look, synthesizing can seem like a difficult strategy to teach. This lesson plan and set of student resources give you the tools you need to help students become more aware of the thinking they are doing while they read and most importantly.
    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.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with Kitten's First Full Moon

    Visualizing provides students the ability to make the story come to life and connect to a text. The more a child can connect, the more the child will learn about reading. Kittens First Full Moon provides students the opportunity to practice creating their own mental images to more deeply engage with the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Kitten's First Full Moon 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.

    Kitten's First Full Moon Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Kitten's First Full Moon. 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 comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Kitten's First Full Moon Word Work - Phonics rules of the -ch and -tch digraphs

    Use Kitten's First Full Moon to name and notice the use of adjectives while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to interact with phonics rules of the -ch and -tch digraphs within the context of the story. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Kitten's First Full Moon Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to build their vocabulary by focusing on the interesting and more challenging words used in Kitten's First Full Moon. Download this Vocabulary Connections package and get fun resources and activities to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. These resources are also included in the Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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