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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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.2.3 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.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Oliver Button Is a Sissy Super Pack


    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.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola

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

    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.
    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.

    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.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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