Rosa Resource Set

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Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Award winning Rosa, by author Nikki Giovanni, is a beautiful picture book to study the architecture of a biography. The book begins as a small moment story focusing on Rosa’s daily routines. When Rosa refuses to move from her seat on the bus ride home from work, the text structure changes. Students will learn about this remarkable woman while summarizing important events and making text-to-world connections.

Teach with Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

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 Suffix -ed
  • 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
  • Making Connections: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Making Predictions: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.3 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.5 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Visualizing: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.5 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Word Work: RF.5.3 RF.5.4
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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    Rosa Resource Set

    Making Connections with Rosa

    Making connections to an event that shaped American History might be daunting, but author Nikki Giovanni has created an accessible book for students to practice with. This mini lesson will guide readers through making text to self, text to world, and text to text connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Making Predictions with Rosa

    Making predictions, before, during, and after reading allows students to more fully understand the text. Practice this skill while reading Rosa to comprehend this important time in history.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.3 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Retelling and Summarizing with Rosa

    Author Nikki Giovanni includes descriptive details and illustrations to help tell the story. Emerging readers will learn how to use these elements to retell and summarize important information from the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Understanding Text Structure with Rosa

    This mini lesson will focus students' attention on the way author Nikki Giovanni illustrates time in Rosa. Part of the story takes place in one day to inform the reader about Rosa Parks. The rest of the story is dedicated to the events that followed Rosa’s resistance.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.5 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Visualizing with Rosa

    The descriptive words in Rosa prompt readers to visualize what people are thinking and saying in the book. Noteworthy illustrations further support readers as they practice visualizing with this mini lesson.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.5 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Rosa 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.

    Rosa Running Record

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

    Rosa Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

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

    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 Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Rosa Word Work - Suffix -ed

    Rosa is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about suffix -ed. Either download the Rosa 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.5.3 RF.5.4

    Rosa Vocabulary Connections

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

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