Safari Resource Set

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Safari by Gail Tuchman

Transport early readers to the African wild to learn all about the animals they might encounter on a safari! This nonfiction text by Gail Tuchman provides an engaging backdrop for students to build comprehension using the features of nonfiction text and skills such as making predictions and inferences, identifying the author’s purpose, understanding text structure, and synthesizing. The simple, repetitive text is supported by full color photographs making it an ideal anchor text.

Teach with Safari by Gail Tuchman

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Safari by Gail Tuchman

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Short i and e Vowel Sounds
  • 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    Safari Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Safari

    As readers begin to explore nonfiction texts like Gail Tuchman's Safari, it is helpful for them to begin thinking about why the author may have included certain features. This identifying the author's purpose mini lesson helps students begin to think about the important role of vocabulary words, photographs, and a summary.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Inferences with Safari

    Because Safari by Gail Tuchman shares much information through detailed photographs, it is a wonderful anchor text for teaching readers how to infer information not based on text. This complete mini lesson guides early readers through how to use the photographs to make logical inferences.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with Safari

    Thinking about what might happen next, and then checking your thinking is a breeze with Gail Tuchman's Safari and this making predictions mini lesson. Readers will be able to use both the text and photographs to formulate and evaluate their predictions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Synthesizing with Safari

    Students who use both the text and photographs when reading a nonfiction text better understand the material. Get students primed for using all the features of nonfiction text to evaluate how their thinking has grown or changed with this synthesizing mini lesson and Safari by Gail Tuchman.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Safari

    Gail Tuchman's Safari introduces students to the use of description, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and sequencing text structures in a nonfiction text. This focused mini lesson shows students where to pause and reflect on the text structure when reading to improve their comprehension of the material.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Safari Running Record

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

    Safari Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

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

    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 Safari by Gail Tuchman. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Safari Word Work - Short i and e Vowel Sounds

    If you use Safari as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in words study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching the short i and e vowel sounds. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Safari Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Safari if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Safari Resource Set.

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