Stellaluna Resource Set

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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Stellaluna is a fruit bat who was separated from her mother after an owl attack. When she lands in a bird’s nest, she’s adopted by a family of birds under one condition–she must give up her bat habits and make an effort to fit in with her new family. Will Stellaluna ever see her mom again? Will she reclaim her bat-like characteristics? Students will enjoy making predictions throughout this exciting story, while also practicing retelling and summarizing, making inferences and identifying the author’s purpose.

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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 Long E Words
  • 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
  • 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.3.3 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.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 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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    Stellaluna Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Stellaluna

    Stellaluna is full of messages about friendship, family and acceptance. This book and lesson plan are perfect for supporting advanced readers as they learn to identify multiple messages presented by one author in a story.
    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 Stellaluna

    After a scary encounter with an owl, Stellaluna is left in a nest of birds, where she is adopted into a new family. To fully comprehend the meaning found in this story, readers will practice inferring character emotions using text and pictures clues.
    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 Stellaluna

    This book is a smart choice for students who are learning to make logical predictions while reading. There are several action sequences in this book that present readers with many opportunities to anticipate the results and purpose of those events.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Stellaluna

    For more sophisticated readers, Stellaluna is an ideal book and lesson plan for practicing retelling and summarizing. Stellaluna offers readers an opportunity to identify key events and characters using a more advanced storyline and cast.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Stellaluna 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.

    Stellaluna Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Stellaluna. 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.

    Stellaluna Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Stellaluna.

    Stellaluna Word Work - Long E Words

    Stellaluna is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about long e words. Either download the Stellaluna 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

    Stellaluna Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Stellaluna, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Stellaluna 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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