Pumpkin Jack Resource Set

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Summary

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

Students will enjoy exploring what happens to a jack-o’-lantern when Halloween is over while reading this unique circular story. Use the resource set to provide students with plenty of opportunities to synthesize information and determine importance using both the text and detailed illustrations.

Teach with Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Adding -ed and -d to Verbs
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c 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
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    Pumpkin Jack Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Pumpkin Jack

    The accessible text and attractive illustrations in Will Hubbell's Pumpkin Jack leads readers to identify the story's important details with confidence.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with Pumpkin Jack

    This making connections mini lesson, paired with Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell, focuses on using your students' prior experiences with pumpkins to increase their comprehension of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with Pumpkin Jack

    Extend your students' knowledge of the growing cycle of pumpkins with this Pumpkin Jack mini lesson and set of resources focused on synthesizing. Most students have some experience with pumpkins from seasonal activities, however, they may not be aware of all of the pumpkins changes during its growing cycle.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Pumpkin Jack

    Author Will Hubbell employs different text structures to explain the life of a pumpkin in Pumpkin Jack. Readers will identify examples of description, sequencing, and cause and effect in this engaging story.
    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 Pumpkin Jack

    Teach your readers to "see what they read" using the descriptive language in Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. Readers will be able to imagine standing with Tim as he watches his pumpkin transform throughout the year.
    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

    Pumpkin Jack 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.

    Pumpkin Jack Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Pumpkin Jack. 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.

    Pumpkin Jack Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Pumpkin Jack.

    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 Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Pumpkin Jack Word Work - Adding -ed and -d to verbs

    Pumpkin Jack is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about adding -ed and -d to verbs. Either download the Pumpkin Jack 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.3.3 RF.3.4

    Pumpkin Jack Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Pumpkin Jack, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Pumpkin Jack 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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