Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Resource Set

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

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.

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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 Short and Long Vowel Sounds
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • 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
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    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Resource Set

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 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 good support for your students’ visualizations. Readers also have the opportunity to compare their mental images against the funny illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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

    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.

    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.

    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.

    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 Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovel. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

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

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about short and long vowel sounds. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Resource Set.

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