Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Resource Set

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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

Mr. Hatch never smiles. He follows the same boring routine every day, and he does it alone. One morning, a sweet surprise compels Mr. Hatch to notice the world around him. Mr. Hatch starts to make friends and help his neighbors. Children will look closely at the change in Mr. Hatch by noticing the text structure and considering the author’s purpose for writing the book. They will appreciate the richly detailed illustrations as they retell and summarize the story. Will they notice the mouse that appears on many of the pages? Discover more surprises while reading this important book about kindness.

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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    The story of Mr. Hatch lends itself to a valuable group conversation about the author’s purpose for writing the book. Support students with guiding questions as they discover an important lesson about what can happen when you are kind and helpful.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Inferences with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    This making inferences lesson plan and set of resources will support children at they practice inferring Mr. Hatch's feelings throughout this story. Help readers track the ways in which the main character changes because of one mistaken act of kindness.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Predictions with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    Use Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch as a springboard for making predictions while reading. Children will predict how the characters in this story will react to acts of kindness. Teach students how to use clues from the text to predict the surprise ending.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    The clear storyline in Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch helps students retell and summarize the events in the book. Students who need extra support with this strategy will appreciate the detailed illustrations that guide them as they reread the book to find answers to the comprehension questions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    Author Eileen Spinelli tells a story about a man whose life changes when he finds a box of chocolates. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to show students a variety of different text structures used by the author to describe Mr. Hatch’s transformation.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 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.

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. 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.

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Word Work - Compound Words

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about compound words. Either download the Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 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.3.3 RF.3.4

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to fully comprehend and enjoy Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch , by reviewing key vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 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.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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