Snowmen at Night Resource Set

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Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Why do snowmen look crooked and droopy the day after you build them? What do they do at night? This imaginative story about the secret nightlife of snowmen will delight early readers while they begin to practice improving their comprehension by making connections, visualizing and asking questions.

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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 Rhymes
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 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
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    Snowmen at Night Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Snowmen at Night

    The whimsical premise of this book makes it a great fit for a lesson on asking questions. Early readers will naturally feel compelled to ask relevant questions that will help them distinguish between fantasy and reality in this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with Snowmen at Night

    Snowmen at Night is a good supporting text for beginner readers who are learning to make connections while reading. It works especially well with students who can apply their own experiences building a snowman. Readers can also connect to facts they’ve learned about melting snow from other texts, like The Snowy Day.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with Snowmen at Night

    This book and lesson plan are perfect for a beginner lesson on visualizing. The author uses descriptive, entertaining language to help spark imaginative visualizations. Students can also draw on what they already know about snowmen to construct their mental images.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Snowmen at Night 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.

    Snowmen at Night Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Snowmen at Night. 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.

    Snowmen at Night Word Work - Rhymes

    If you use Snowmen at Night as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson on rhymes. 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

    Snowmen at Night Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Snowmen at Night? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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