Sneezy the Snowman Resource Set

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Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

Sneezy the Snowman has a problem and every solution he comes up with has him melting into a puddle! Luckily for Sneezy, a group of children is there to save the day. This silly story will delight readers as they synthesize Sneezy’s actions and use the text structure and clues to increase their comprehension of the text.

Teach with Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

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 R-Controlled Syllable
  • 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.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.4 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Sneezy the Snowman Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Sneezy the Snowman

    Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright provides opportunities to practice sifting through essential details of both the text and illustrations. Being able to identify the most important details helps readers think deeply about the characters and their motivations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Sneezy the Snowman

    When author Maureen Wright wrote Sneezy the Snowman, she included rhyme, hyphens, and ellipses to help tell this entertaining story. Use this focused mini lesson to help students pause and notice how authors communicate their purpose for writing.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Synthesizing with Sneezy the Snowman

    Readers will combine their background knowledge with new ideas from both the text and illustrations to understand Sneezy’s actions in the story. Use this synthesizing mini lesson with Sneezy the Snowman as a fun way to get students "thinking about their thinking".
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Sneezy the Snowman

    Sneezy the Snowman has a problem unlike any snowman you have ever met- he’s always cold! Readers will enjoy discovering how Sneezy tries to solve his problem while gaining experience with the following text structures: problem/solution, cause/effect, and description.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.4 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with Sneezy the Snowman

    Lively illustrations will help students check their thinking as they practice visualizing with Maureen Wright's Sneezy the Snowman. This paired mini lesson provides ideal places in the text for students to pause and create a picture in their mind while reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Sneezy the Snowman 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.

    Sneezy the Snowman Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Sneezy the Snowman. 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.

    Sneezy the Snowman Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Sneezy the Snowman.

    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 Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Sneezy the Snowman Word Work- R-Controlled Syllable

    Sneezy the Snowman is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about r-controlled syllable. Either download the Sneezy the Snowman 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.2.3 RF.2.4

    Sneezy the Snowman Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Sneezy the Snowman, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Sneezy the Snowman 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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