Little Blue Truck Resource Set

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Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

Little Blue Truck is the friendliest truck around. He greets every animal in the countryside with a happy “Beep!” and is never too busy to lend a helping hand. The rhyming text and engaging illustrations in this delightful book set an ideal stage for readers who are beginning deepen comprehension through inferring, visualizing, and determining important details.

Teach with Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

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 Onomatopoeia
  • 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.1.10 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
  • 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
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 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
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    Little Blue Truck Resource Set

    Little Blue Truck Determining Importance

    The ability to identify main characters, big problems, and major events are key to a reader's ability to determine importance while reading. Use this mini lesson and set of student resources to support your students as they identify Little Blue Truck's biggest problem, which characters are most important to the story, and why some events are more important than others.
    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 Little Blue Truck

    Illustrator, Jill McElmurry, makes it easy for readers to infer key story elements including setting and character traits. Use the page by page guide included with this mini lesson to teach students how to use illustrations to make important inferences while reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 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

    Synthesizing with Little Blue Truck

    Young readers love to hate the dump truck in this story. With his pushy nature and self-important attitude, Dump Truck has a lot to learn. Luckily Little Blue Truck and his animal friends are able to teach him an important lesson. Use this synthesizing mini lesson to help readers track the ways a character can change over the course of a text.
    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

    Understanding Text Structure with Little Blue Truck

    Little Blue Truck is a shining example of a simple story told through a variety of text structures. Use this understanding text structure mini lesson to teach beginning readers about description, sequence, problem and solution, compare and contrast, and cause and effect.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with Little Blue Truck

    Visualizing is an important strategy for first-grade readers to master. Use this mini lesson and set of student resources to teach students how to notice the way an author uses words to help her readers create mental images.
    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

    Little Blue Truck 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.

    Little Blue Truck Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Little Blue Truck.

    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 Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Little Blue Truck Word Work - Onomatopoeia

    Use Little Blue Truck to name and notice the use of onomatopoeia while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to interact with adjectives 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.

    Little Blue Truck Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to build their vocabulary by focusing on the interesting and more challenging words used in Little Blue Truck. 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.

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