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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 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
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 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
  • Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook Super Pack


    Miss Smith is an extraordinary teacher. She has an incredible storybook that literally comes to life when she reads it, but in the wrong hands, it can get out of control. Students will anticipate each turn of the page while they practice skills in retelling, visualizing and identifying meaning.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Double Consonants
    • 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

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook


    The author of Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook nicely connects the message of the book to its solution. This makes it a great book for helping early readers deepen their understanding of a story by identifying the author’s purpose.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook


    With a clear beginning, middle and end, Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook is a smart choice for a lesson on the retelling strategy. Early readers can easily define the problem and the solution as well as which events are most important to include in their summary of the story.
    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
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    Visualizing with Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook


    As characters literally jump from a storybook, the descriptive language used in Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook will help students who are practicing visualizing scenes to improve their reading comprehension.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 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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    Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook 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 Smith’s Incredible Storybook Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook. 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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    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 The Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.
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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 Smith’s Incredible Storybook Word Work - Double Consonants


    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about double consonants. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
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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 Smith’s Incredible Storybook Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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