Remember Valley Forge Resource Set

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Remember Valley Forge by Thomas B. Allen

Thomas B. Allen’s Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories outlines the amazing journey of the Continental Army from an almost certain defeat to victory over and independence from Britain. ​Through the use of pictures, captions, quotes, and text, students will take a deep dive into one of the most important stories in American history. Readers will use chapter titles, features of nonfiction text, and other text clues to identify the main idea and supporting details in the text.

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  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.3 RI.5.4 RI.5.5 RI.5.6 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
  • Instructional Overview: 5.10A 5.10B 5.10C 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.1C 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6C 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8A 5.8C 5.8D 5.9D(i) 5.9D(ii) 5.9D(iii)
  • Vocabulary: 5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
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    Remember Valley Forge Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for identifying main idea and supporting details along with a list of instructional objectives for each of the book club meetings and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.3 RI.5.4 RI.5.5 RI.5.6 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    5.10A 5.10B 5.10C 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.1C 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6C 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8A 5.8C 5.8D 5.9D(i) 5.9D(ii) 5.9D(iii)

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a calendar, conversation prompts, student self-evaluation forms, a reading response board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Set Expectations and Introduce Identifying Main Idea and Supporting Details

    The Book Club for Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories focuses on the importance of noticing the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text. This first meeting introduces the concept to students.

    Meeting #2: Using Features of Nonfiction Text to Identify Main Idea and Supporting Details

    Understanding how to gather important information from features of nonfiction text is a key reading skill. During this meeting, students will explore the nonfiction text features in Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories in order to uncover the main ideas and supporting details in the text.

    Meeting #3: Summarizing the Text Using Main Idea and Supporting Details

    In this meeting students will review the main ideas and supporting details they have identified up to this point in the text in order to summarize Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories.

    Meeting #4: Reflecting on Main Idea and Supporting Details

    The final book club meeting for Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories by Thomas B. Allen provides readers with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of identifying the main idea and supporting details in the text. This meeting also includes an optional activity to extend practice with summarizing the important information in the text.

    Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with identifying main idea and supporting details.

    Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories. 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 Book Club Management Resources for use with Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories by Thomas B. Allen. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories, it's helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories 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.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F

    Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories Resource Set.

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