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  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 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.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 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
  • Little Bear’s Visit Super Pack


    Little Bear loves to visit Grandma and Grandpa Bear’s house in the woods. He likes to play with Grandpa’s hat and listen to Grandma’s stories. Readers will easily connect to the story of Little Bear, making it the perfect text for introducing students to chapter reading, as well as retelling and determining importance within a longer story format.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Little Bear’s Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Two-Syllable Words
    • 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

    Determining Importance with Little Bear’s Visit


    Little Bear’s Visit is a smart choice for readers who are beginning to determine importance to improve reading comprehension across longer texts. Readers will have to determine which information is most important for enhancing understanding in each chapter of the book.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Connections with Little Bear’s Visit


    This book and lesson plan will support readers who are learning to make different types of connections to improve reading comprehension. Most children will be able to make text-to-self connections between Little Bear’s visit to his grandparents’ home with time spent with their own grandparents. Text-to-text connections can also be made between the family relationships described in this story and stories from other lessons.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Little Bear’s Visit


    For readers who are learning to retell longer pieces of text, Little Bear’s Visit works well because the cast of characters are limited, and readers can focus on the events, problems and solutions in each chapter. Use this book to guide readers in sustaining comprehension across longer texts by encouraging them to summarize and retell after each chapter.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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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    Understanding Text Structure with Little Bear’s Visit


    This is the perfect book for introducing the chapter text structure to beginning readers. With four chapters, readers will learn that chapter books are longer stories broken into shorter sections that work together to support a specific story line.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Little Bear’s Visit 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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    Little Bear’s Visit Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Little Bear’s Visit. 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.

    Little Bear’s Visit Word Work - Two-Syllable Words


    Little Bear’s Visit is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies; it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about two-syllable words. Either download the Super Pack for Little Bear’s Visit 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.

    Little Bear’s Visit Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Little Bear’s Visit, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Little Bear’s Visit Super Pack 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.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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