Room on the Broom Resource Set

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

A witch and a cat take a ride on a broom, enjoying the clear night air until… whoosh! The wind blows the witch’s hat clear off her head, causing the witch to cry. A dog rescues the hat, returns it to the witch, and asks for a ride on the broom. As the threesome flies into the windy night, the witch loses another item, setting the stage for an enjoyable, repetitive storyline. Children will appreciate reading the rhyming text as more items get lost in the wind and more animals pile on the broom for a ride.

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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 Two Sounds of the “ow” letter combination
  • 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 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.3.3 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.3.1 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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    Room on the Broom Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Room on the Broom

    Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom is a charming and entertaining Halloween read aloud. Help readers to identify the ways in which the author created and her entertaining story with this lesson plan and set of resources.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Predictions with Room on the Broom

    Room on the Broom is the perfect springboard for a making predictions minilessons. Use this book to teach readers how to use the picture clues to make predictions and how to support their predictions with evidence from the text.
    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.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Room on the Broom

    Use this Halloween adventure to help readers learn how to retell and summarize while reading. With its repetitive storyline and a clear cast of characters, Room on the Broom will support readers who need to work on retelling stories.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Understanding Text Structure with Room on the Broom

    The author of Room on the Broom uses a variety of text structures to tell her story. Show readers how the author uses sequencing, cause and effect, and description in her writing.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with Room on the Broom

    Room on the Broom offers readers dozens of opportunities to visualize action, setting, and characters. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers to make mental images that support the text and deepen comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Room on the Broom 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.

    Room on the Broom Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Room on the Broom. 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.

    Room on the Broom Word Work - Two Sounds of the “ow” letter combination

    Room on the Broom is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also offers the opportunity to name and notice two sounds of the “ow” letter combination. Either download the Room on the Broom Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity 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

    Room on the Broom Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Room on the Broom, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Room on the Broom 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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