Should I Share My Ice Cream? Resource Set

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Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

The fun-loving story about an Elephant and his ice cream will have students making direct connections and inferences. The story’s simple text and creative illustrations also make it easy for students to explore different text structures, determine the author’s purpose, and practice synthesizing.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
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  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Vowel Digraphs (-ee and -ea)
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TEKS Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 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 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C
  • Making Connections: 1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C
  • Making Inferences: 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Synthesizing: 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6F 1.6G 1.6H 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Understanding Text Structure: 1.10B 1.10C 1.10D 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6D 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C
  • Word Work: 1.2A(iii) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(i) 1.2C(iii)
  • Vocabulary: 1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F
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    Should I Share My Ice Cream? Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Should I Share My Ice Cream?

    As students read through the story of an Elephant, his ice cream, and his decision to share, they will begin to explore the author's broader reason and purpose for writing the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C

    Making Connections with Should I Share My Ice Cream?

    This simple text allows readers to connect personally and to other texts based on the concepts of sharing and best friends. The important message also enables students to apply the text to a world concept.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13A 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C

    Making Inferences with Should I Share My Ice Cream?

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? is a fun and exciting story that allows students to use their prior knowledge and picture clues to form their own inferences.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6F 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Synthesizing with Should I Share My Ice Cream?

    With this lesson, students will focus on the fun loving character Elephant. They will take note of Elephant's words and actions to determine how he changes and how their opinion of Elephant changes as well.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6F 1.6G 1.6H 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Understanding Text Structure with Should I Share My Ice Cream?

    This mini lesson draws the readers' attention to the structure of problem and solution and cause and effect by looking at the clever illustrations and fun text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10B 1.10C 1.10D 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6D 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? 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.

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Should I Share My Ice Cream?. 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.

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Should I Share My Ice Cream?.

    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 Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? Word Work - Vowel Digraphs (-ee and -ea)

    If you use Should I Share My Ice Cream? 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 vowel digraphs (-ee and -ea). 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
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.2A(iii) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(i) 1.2C(iii)

    Should I Share My Ice Cream? Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Should I Share My Ice Cream? 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:

    1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Should I Share My Ice Cream? Resource Set.

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