Oliver Button Is a Sissy Resource Set

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Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola

Oliver would rather sing, dance or do artwork than play ball games, which makes him the subject of ridicule among the other kids at school. But, Oliver is steadfast about following his heart and becoming a star, so he learns to tap dance. In addition to the author’s clear purpose, this book is a good fit for lessons on retelling and summarizing, making connections and making 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 Vowels (er, ir, ur)
  • 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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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • 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
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 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
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C
  • Making Connections: 1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C
  • Making Inferences: 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C
  • Word Work: 1.2A(i) 1.2A(iii) 1.2A(iv) 1.2A(vi) 1.2B(iii) 1.2C(i) 1.2C(iii)
  • Vocabulary: 1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F
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    Oliver Button Is a Sissy Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Oliver Button Is a Sissy

    In Oliver Button Is a Sissy, the author repeats the main message several times throughout the text. Readers will easily recognize that message early in the book and can practice using text cues to confirm the message as they move through the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C

    Making Connections with Oliver Button Is a Sissy

    This is the perfect book for teaching students how making connections can improve comprehension. Most children will be able to connect to a time when they felt bullied because of something that makes them unique, just like Oliver. The overall theme also presents opportunities for text-to-text connections with books like Chrysanthemum or Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C

    Making Inferences with Oliver Button Is a Sissy

    Oliver wears a brave face, so to fully comprehend the feelings and emotions of the main character, readers will need to practice making inferences throughout this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Retelling and Summarizing with Oliver Button Is a Sissy

    With a limited cast of characters and a clear problem, Oliver Button Is a Sissy works well to support readers who need additional practice identifying key events and retelling and summarizing.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy 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.

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Oliver Button Is a Sissy. 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.

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Oliver Button Is a Sissy.

    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 Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy Word Work - R-Controlled Vowels (er, ir, ur)

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with r-controlled vowels (er, ir, ur) within the context of the book. Either download the Oliver Button Is a Sissy Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.2A(i) 1.2A(iii) 1.2A(iv) 1.2A(vi) 1.2B(iii) 1.2C(i) 1.2C(iii)

    Oliver Button Is a Sissy Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Oliver Button Is a Sissy? 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Oliver Button Is a Sissy Resource Set.

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