Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Resource Set

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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant

The award-winning Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille tells the early life story of the inventor of the Braille alphabet. Due in part to a tragic accident, Louis was just five years old when he lost his sight. This powerful, nonfiction story is the perfect backdrop for students to use as they dive into comprehension work focused on determining importance, making connections and predictions, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.

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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 Order of Adjectives
  • 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
  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Connections: RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Predictions: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.9 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Synthesizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 RI.4.9 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    When readers tackle nonfiction text, the amount of detailed information can sometimes be overwhelming. Encourage students to practice attending to the most important details with this ready-to-use determining importance mini lesson to pair with Jen Bryant's Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Making Connections with Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    One way for readers to better comprehend the information Jen Bryant presents in Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille is for them to connect to the text. Identifying similarities between the story and their own life, other texts they have read, and the world allows students to think deeply about the details of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Making Predictions with Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant provides an ideal springboard for practice with making predictions. As the students understand Louis' determination, they will be able to make logical predictions about what will happen when Louis encounters roadblocks on his way to learning to read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.9 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Synthesizing with Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    As students read Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille, they will realize the great amount of adversity that Louis faced on his quest to learn to read. This synthesizing mini lesson will guide students in discovering the ways that the events of Louis' life effected him.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 RI.4.9 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Understanding Text Structure with Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    Author Jen Bryant incorporated a variety of text structures into Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille. Paying attention to cause and effect, problem and solution, compare and contrast, and description will make your students stronger readers.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille 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.

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille. 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.

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille.

    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 Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Word Work - Order of Adjectives

    If you use Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille 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 order of adjectives. 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.4.3 RF.4.4

    Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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