Owl Moon Resource Set


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Owl Moon by Mary Hoffman

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.

Teach with Owl Moon by Mary Hoffman

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  • 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
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Common Core Alignment
  • 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
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    Owl Moon Resource Set

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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

    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.

    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.

    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 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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