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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 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 Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 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
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Olivia Super Pack


    Let Olivia dance, paint, and play her way way into your students’ hearts. This lovable pig is one students will want to read about again and again while learning to make predictions, draw connections and understand how authors use different text structures to tell stories.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Olivia by Ian Falconer

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • 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 Olivia


    Students will love learning about Olivia and her family. Help them to identify the author's purpose by focusing on Olivia's relationship with her family and the ideas the author shares about daily life.
    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
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    Making Connections with Olivia


    Olivia's story is an easy one for students to connect with. Whether they find similarities between their life and Olivia's or can connect her story with other books they've read, students will be able to make meaningful connections to deepen their comprehension of this text.
    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
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    Making Predictions with Olivia


    Use the story of Olivia's days at the beach, the museum and while playing at home to help beginning readers make predictions. Students will be able to make logical predictions based on their own experiences and prior knowledge of Olivia.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Olivia


    Olivia offers students plenty of opportunity to practice retelling and summarizing. With clear events and a simple cast of characters, beginning readers can easily identify the key story elements within this book.
    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
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    Understanding Text Structure with Olivia


    The text structures used to tell Olivia's story are both simple and varied. Students will have plenty of opportunities to name and notice sequencing, description, cause and effect, and problem and solution while reading.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Olivia 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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    Olivia Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Olivia. 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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    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.

    Olivia Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Olivia? 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.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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