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  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • 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 Connections: 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
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 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
  • One Candle Super Pack


    One Candle is the story of a family’s Hanukkah tradition. Every year, Grandma and Great Aunt Rose tell the story of how they risked their lives to secretly honor Hanukkah while imprisoned during the Holocaust. This story will support early readers in making connections, visualizing, asking questions, determining importance and synthesizing.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using One Candle by Eve Bunting

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Contractions
    • 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

    Asking Questions with One Candle


    One Candle is a smart selection for students who are working to ask questions to improve reading comprehension. The story is about Hanukkah and the Holocaust. One or both of these themes will be unfamiliar to most children, so they will naturally wonder and ask questions to elaborate on the text.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Determining Importance with One Candle


    This story within a story text structure spans generations. Readers will have to practice focusing on the main message to determine which details are the most important to accurately summarize.
    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 Connections with One Candle


    One Candle is ideal for a lesson on making connections. Students will deepen their understanding by making text-to-self connections to their own family’s history and traditions. More advanced readers can also apply previous knowledge from other readings to make connections to the history of the Holocaust.
    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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    Synthesizing with One Candle


    Using One Candle as an anchor text, students will need to demonstrate their ability to apply multiple comprehension strategies to shape their opinions and understanding of the events and characters throughout the story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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
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    Visualizing with One Candle


    The author of One Candle uses detailed language to depict the scenes of this story, which will help readers identify new words that support their ability to visualize. Readers can also check their mental images against the soft illustrations in the book.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    One Candle 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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    One Candle Running Record


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

    One Candle Word Work - Contractions


    If you use One Candle as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word story as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about contractions. 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.

    One Candle Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of One Candle 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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