Otis’s Busy Day Resource Set

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Otis’s Busy Day by Loren Long

Otis is a charming red and yellow tractor that has big plans for his day! From pulling out a tree stump to singing and dancing with his animal friends, Otis’s day becomes even busier when he suddenly makes a new friend! Simple text and detailed illustrations allow beginning readers to practice asking questions, making connections, inferences, and predictions, and retelling and summarizing.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
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  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for High Frequency Words
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  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
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TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.3 RL.K.4 RL.K.9 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.5 W.K.8
  • Making Connections: L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.5 RL.K.9 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
  • Making Inferences: L.K.1 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.5 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.2 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Making Predictions: L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.4 RL.K.7 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.1.1 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
  • Word Work: RF.K.3 RF.K.4
  • Vocabulary: L.K.5.a L.K.6
  • Asking Questions: K.12A K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5B K.5E K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.9E
  • Making Connections: K.12A K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5E K.5I K.6A K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9E
  • Making Inferences: K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5E K.5F K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7A K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9E
  • Making Predictions: K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5C K.5E K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9B K.9C K.9E
  • Retelling & Summarizing: K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5G K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7A K.7B K.7C K.7D K.8C K.9E
  • Word Work: K.2B(i) K.2C(iii)
  • Vocabulary: K.3A K.3B K.3C K.6F
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    Otis’s Busy Day Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Otis's Busy Day

    As Otis goes about his busy day, readers will certainly have questions about what they see happening on the pages. Use this asking questions mini lesson to show students how to ask important questions as they read Loren Long's Otis's Busy Day.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.3 RL.K.4 RL.K.9 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.5 W.K.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.12A K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5B K.5E K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.9E

    Making Connections with Otis's Busy Day

    Teach readers how to use their experiences, stories they have heard, and the world around them to better understand what is happening to Otis in Otis's Busy Day by Loren Long. This set of resources focused on making connections prompts students to think about ways to connect the text to themselves, other texts, and the world around them.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.5 RL.K.9 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.12A K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5E K.5I K.6A K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9E

    Making Inferences with Otis's Busy Day

    The illustrations in Loren Long's Otis's Busy Day contain many clues about what Otis is doing and how he is feeling during the day with his friends. This making inferences mini lesson encourages students to pause while reading and use the illustrations to understand how Otis is feeling.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.1 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.5 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.2 W.K.3 W.K.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5E K.5F K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7A K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9E

    Making Predictions with Otis's Busy Day

    Predicting what Otis will likely do next in Loren Long's Otis's Busy Day is one way for readers to think about what will come next in the story. This ready-to-use mini lesson provides readers with practice making and checking predictions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.4 RL.K.7 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5C K.5E K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7B K.7C K.8C K.9B K.9C K.9E

    Retelling and Summarizing with Otis's Busy Day

    Readers will be able to use the colorful illustrations of Otis singing, dancing, jumping, and making new friends to help them retell and summarize the story. Pair this focused mini lesson with Otis's Busy Day by Loren Long to help students remember the important characters, settings, and events of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.6 RF.K.3 RF.K.4 RL.1.1 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1b SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 W.K.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.12D K.12E K.1A K.1C K.1D K.5A K.5G K.5I K.6B K.6C K.6D K.6E K.6F K.7A K.7B K.7C K.7D K.8C K.9E

    Otis's Busy Day 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.

    Otis's Busy Day Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Otis's Busy Day.

    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 Otis's Busy Day by Loren Long. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Otis's Busy Day Word Work - High Frequency Words

    Otis's Busy Day is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about high frequency words. Either download the Otis's Busy Day 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.K.3 RF.K.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.2B(i) K.2C(iii)

    Otis's Busy Day Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Otis's Busy Day, it ís helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Otis's Busy Day 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.K.5.a L.K.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    K.3A K.3B K.3C K.6F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Otis's Busy Day Resource Set.

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