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  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Inferences: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster Super Pack


    Students will enjoy the story of Sage, a young girl who has misheard and misunderstood one of her spelling class words—miscellaneous. When Sage creatively makes up her own definition for Miss Alaineus, she finds herself humbled in front of her class by her vocabulary disaster. This book is a fun resource for teaching developing readers new vocabulary and lessons on making inferences, determining importance and navigating multiple new text structures.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Fraiser

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plans and Activities for Homophones
    • 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 Miss Alaineus


    This book is full of opportunity to practice determining importance. Readers must navigate different text structures to determine which events are most important to the story line and which events support the author’s message.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Making Inferences with Miss Alaineus


    Miss Alaineus is a smart and fun choice for readers who need practice making inferences to improve comprehension. Readers will be able to draw upon their own feelings and experiences to make inferences about the main character’s circumstances and the embarrassment she feels following her misunderstanding.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Understanding Text Structure with Miss Alaineus


    Miss Alaineus offers new challenges to readers who are working to understand how different text structures influence their understanding. This book uses text in page borders to add more information to the story, so readers will need to attend to that text in addition to the traditional format to fully comprehend this story. The main character also tells her story through a flashback, exposing readers to multiple text structures in one book.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Miss Alaineus 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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    Miss Alaineus Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Miss Alaineus. 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.

    Miss Alaineus Word Work - Homophones


    If you use Miss Alaineus as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about homophones. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    RF.4.3 RF.4.4
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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.

    Miss Alaineus Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Miss Alaineus if they’re 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.
    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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