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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 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.2.4 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.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Peppe the Lamplighter Super Pack


    Peppe is a neighborhood lamplighter in turn-of-the-century New York City. He loves his job, which helps him support his immigrant family, but his father is ashamed and disapproves. More sophisticated readers can use this text to practice making inferences, identifying the author’s purpose and synthesizing, while all levels can practice making connections and visualizing.

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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 Action and Helping Verbs
    • 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

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Peppe the Lamplighter


    This book and lesson plan are a smart choice for readers who are working to identify more complex author messages while reading. As the main character struggles with needing his father’s approval, students will identify clear messages about self esteem and remaining true to yourself and your responsibilities.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 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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    Making Connections with Peppe the Lamplighter


    Peppe the Lamplighter is a comprehensive resource for teaching readers about making multiple types of connections. Students will easily make personal connections to Peppe’s emotions. But, in order to fully comprehend this story, growing readers will need to practice making connections to other texts and their prior knowledge about this time in history.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Inferences with Peppe the Lamplighter


    In order to draw out the full meaning and purpose of Peppe the Lamplighter, developing readers will need to connect to their own experiences and prior knowledge to infer details about the conflict between Peppe’s feelings and his father’s.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Peppe the Lamplighter


    Peppe the Lamplighter offers readers plenty of opportunities to identify key story elements in order to effectively retell and summarize a text. Use the page by page guide included in this lesson plan and resource set to teach readers how to name and notice important characters, events, problems and solutions in this timeless story about a boy who discovers what it means to be needed by his family and his community.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Synthesizing with Peppe the Lamplighter


    Peppe the Lamplighter is a rather sophisticated picture book. This makes it an effective resource for challenging more advanced readers to apply multiple comprehension strategies to identify how the opinions and feelings of the characters change as a result of circumstances presented throughout this story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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 Peppe the Lamplighter


    The author of Peppe the Lamplighter uses engaging, descriptive language to support the reader’s ability to visualize. This makes it an ideal book for readers who need practice identifying words that can help them conduct movies in their minds for enhanced comprehension.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
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    Peppe the Lamplighter 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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    Peppe the Lamplighter Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Peppe the Lamplighter. 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.

    Peppe the Lamplighter Word Work - Action and Helping Verbs


    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Peppe the Lamplighter to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about action verbs and helping verbs. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    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.

    Peppe the Lamplighter Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Peppe the Lamplighter? 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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