Officer Buckle and Gloria Resource Set

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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

This Caldecott award-winning children’s book tells the story of safety expert Officer Buckle and his four-legged sidekick, Gloria. Students will delight in Gloria’s antics as they use this story about teamwork to build comprehension skills focused on synthesizing, identifying the author’s purpose, and making predictions, connections, and inferences.

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  • 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 Vowel (-er)
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 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.2.3 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.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 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
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    Officer Buckle and Gloria Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Officer Buckle and Gloria

    Author Peggy Rathmann wrote Officer Buckle and Gloria to persuade readers to think about the importance of teamwork. Encourage readers to practice identifying the author's purpose while reading with this ready-to-use mini lesson and supporting materials.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Connections with Officer Buckle and Gloria

    When readers are able to see how a story is like something in their world, another story they have read, or themselves, they understand the text better. Pair this mini lesson with Officer Buckle and Gloria to prompt students to stop and think about meaningful connections as they read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Inferences with Officer Buckle and Gloria

    Peggy Rathmann's Officer Buckle and Gloria is an engaging anchor text for a making inferences mini lesson. The lively text and detailed illustrations provide clues for students to use while they practice this important skill.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Predictions with Officer Buckle and Gloria

    Readers are able to make successful predictions when they attend to the clues that Peggy Rathmann included in Officer Buckle and Gloria. Students are also encouraged to check their thinking using the predictable text structure and detailed illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Synthesizing with Officer Buckle and Gloria

    Noting the changes in Officer Buckle's character throughout the story is a great way to increase comprehension through synthesizing. This focused mini lesson shows students where to pause and reflect while reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Officer Buckle and Gloria 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.

    Officer Buckle and Gloria Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Officer Buckle and Gloria. 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.

    Officer Buckle and Gloria Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Officer Buckle and Gloria.

    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 Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Officer Buckle and Gloria Word Work - R-Controlled Vowels

    Officer Buckle and Gloria is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about r-controlled vowels. Either download the Officer Buckle and Gloria 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.2.3 RF.2.4

    Officer Buckle and Gloria Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Officer Buckle and Gloria, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Officer Buckle and Gloria 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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