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  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 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.2.1 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
  • Nate the Great Super Pack


    Nate is a talented young detective who has solved many mysterious cases. Now he’s on the trail of a missing painting in an effort to help his friend Annie. Nate the Great is a perfect pick for introducing students to the mystery genre and longer-form texts. The format of the book also makes it a wonderful resource for teaching retelling, making predictions, making inferences and determining importance.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for R-Controlled Vowels
    • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
    • Running Record Assessment
    • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
    • Answer Keys
    • Complete Common Core Alignment
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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 Nate the Great


    This is an ideal book for readers who are working to determine importance to improve reading comprehension. The nature of a mystery is to lead the reader through facts and clues until the mystery is solved. Therefore, readers will have to determine which information is most important to the case and the overall story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Inferences with Nate the Great


    Nate the Great presents a unique opportunity for teaching how to make inferences. Within the story, Nate frequently makes his own inferences about his case based on information he learns earlier in the story or based on what he observes. Students can use this book and lesson plan to practice making their own inferences right alongside Nate.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Predictions with Nate the Great


    This mystery book and lesson plan are a perfect fit for readers who are working to make logical predictions while they read. Students will work with all of the facts and clues revealed to Nate the Great to make their own conclusions about Nate’s case.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 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 Nate the Great


    Nate the Great is a good resource for introducing readers to longer, more sophisticated texts. This book has a large cast of characters and extensive detail, so developing readers will need to practice defining the most important events and characters to include in their summary
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 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 Nate the Great


    Nate the Great is an excellent book for introducing readers to the mystery genre. The story unravels in a predictable way, allowing readers to recognize and understand the basic text structure of a mystery.
    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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    Nate the Great 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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    Nate the Great Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Nate the Great. 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.

    Nate the Great Word Work - R-Controlled Vowels


    If you use Nate the Great 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 R-controlled vowels. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    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.

    Nate the Great Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Nate the Great 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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