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Snowflake Bentley Super Pack
Over 100 years ago, Wilson Bentley devoted his life to researching snowflakes. He discovered that no two snowflakes are alike. This fictional narrative based on Bentley’s life and research will fascinate students as they practice making inferences, visualizing, and identifying important events and unique text structures.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
- Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
- Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
- Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
- Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
- Running Record Assessment
- Extension Activities for Early Finishers
- Answer Keys
- Complete Common Core Alignment
- and More!
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Comprehension Strategy Resources
All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment
Determining Importance with Snowflake Bentley
This nonfiction story will naturally encourage your students’ curiosity about snowflakes and researchers. This lesson plan encourages readers to stop throughout the text to notice interesting facts and determine which are important to remember after reading.
Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Snowflake Bentley
Snowflake Bentley is a smart choice for showing students how to identify multiple messages presented by an author in one text. This lesson plan shows students how they can identify some messages early in the story and then adjust their thinking as they read.
Making Inferences with Snowflake Bentley
In this lesson plan, students will practice using the illustrations and supporting narrative to make inferences about Wilson Bentley’s motivation, feelings and the opinions of those around him.
Understanding Text Structure with Snowflake Bentley
The unique multi-genre format of Snowflake Bentley is perfect for helping students study and identify the characteristics of different text structures within one book.
Visualizing with Snowflake Bentley
Snowflake Bentley gives developing readers an opportunity to practice identifying visualization queues while reading nonfiction. Students will work to identify specific words in the text and factual sidebars that help them create supporting images in their minds.
Snowflake Bentley 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.
Snowflake Bentley Running Record
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Snowflake Bentley. 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.
Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.
Snowflake Bentley Vocabulary Connections
Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Snowflake Bentley, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Snowflake Bentley 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.