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  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Owl Moon Super Pack


    In Owl Moon, a young girl joins her father on a silent walk in the winter chill to spot an owl. They don’t always find an owl on their walks, but they always have hope. This story of a peaceful, quiet “owling” adventure is perfect for a lesson on visualizing, as well as making inferences, asking questions and understanding multiple different text structures.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Owl Moon by Mary Hoffman

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Long O, Ou and Oo Sounds
    • 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

    Asking Questions with Owl Moon


    The new, unique topic of “owling” introduced in Owl Moon is an excellent way to encourage students to ask questions while reading. As they work through this text, they’ll enhance their understanding by asking about the activities, locations, settings and characters in this story.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Making Inferences with Owl Moon


    Owl Moon is an ideal book for supporting readers who need additional practice making inferences. For many students, this will be the first time they learn about “owling,” so they will need to use the illustrations to infer further information about the setting and the characters.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Understanding Text Structure with Owl Moon


    Owl Moon is a smart choice for a lesson on identifying and understanding different text structures. As students read through this text, they will stop to think about spots in the story where the author uses comparing and contrasting, sequence, description, and cause and effect.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Visualizing with Owl Moon


    The author of Owl Moon uses gentle, poetic language to describe the wintery outdoor setting and the feelings of the book’s narrator. This serene story will allow readers to focus on the descriptions and their own mental images of what it might be like to go owling themselves.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Owl Moon 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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    Owl Moon Running Record


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

    Owl Moon Word Work - Long O, Ou and Oo Sounds


    Owl Moon is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about long O, Ou and Oo sounds. Either download the Owl Moon 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.
    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
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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.

    Owl Moon Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Owl Moon, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Owl Moon 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.
    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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