My Mouth Is a Volcano! Resource Set

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My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook

Louis has a problem. His mouth is a frequently erupting volcano of interruptions. When he is interrupted during an important presentation, he finally sees how his “eruptions” effect those around him and tries to change his ways. Author Julia Cook created a relatable character that will help students make predictions and meaningful connections. Students will also dive into determining importance; learning the value of being a good listener along the way.

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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 Singular and Plural Posessive Nouns
  • 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
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    My Mouth Is a Volcano! Resource Set

    Asking Questions with My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    Deepen student understanding of My Mouth Is A Volcano! by focusing on asking important questions. This mini lesson shows the reader ideal places to pause and wonder about Louis and his problem.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Determining Importance with My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    Use this lesson plan with Julia Cook's My Mouth Is A Volcano! to set your students on successful path to determining importance by identifying the characters, settings, events, and circumstances that effect the main character.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    Teach students to improve their reading comprehension by using personal experiences, familiar books, and the world around them to make connections to Louis, his problem and solution, and the text's bigger lesson for the reader.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Predictions with My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    Students will love practicing the skill of making logical predictions with My Mouth Is A Volcano!. Using evidence from the text and illustrations, readers think about what will come next for Louis and his "erupting" mouth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    Synthesizing is ability to think about how your opinions of a character or problem change throughout the story. This mini lessons will teach students to look for the event(s) that cause Louis to change his interrupting ways.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! 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.

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of My Mouth Is a Volcano! 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.

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of My Mouth Is a Volcano!

    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 My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! Word Work - Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about singular and plural possessive nouns. Either download the My Mouth Is a Volcano! Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    My Mouth Is a Volcano! Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy My Mouth Is a Volcano!, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the My Mouth Is a Volcano! 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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