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  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 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.2.7 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
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Super Pack


    Molly Lou Melon is fumble-fingered, bucktoothed and sings like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor! But, Molly Lou’s grandmother taught her to walk proudly with confidence, no matter what. Will Grandma’s advice help Molly when she runs into a bully at her new school? Molly Lou’s story is the perfect resource for developing readers who are working to make connections. Students can also practice building skills in retelling and summarizing, visualizing and making inferences.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Short and Long Vowel Sounds
    • 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

    Making Connections with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


    This text is especially well-suited for a lesson on making connections. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon presents themes about teasing and self-confidence. Most students at this level will be able to draw text-to-self connections between their own experiences and Molly Lou’s. Readers should also be able to make text-to-text connections between this book and others with similar themes.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Inferences with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


    The author of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon presents her message early in the story. This allows readers to practice making inferences throughout the story about what the main character may be thinking or feeling based on the overall purpose.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is an ideal book and lesson plan for supporting developing readers who need practice retelling and summarizing. This book has a limited cast of characters, so students can focus on the clear problem, resolution and order of events.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Visualizing with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


    Students will enjoy constructing images in their minds with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. The humorous, over-the-top descriptions of Molly Lou are a good support for your students’ visualizations. Readers also have the opportunity to compare their mental images against the funny illustrations.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon 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.
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    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. 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.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Word Work - Short and Long Vowel Sounds


    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the short and long vowel sounds. Either download the Ira Sleeps Over 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.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    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.

    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon? 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.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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