Stick and Stone Resource Set

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Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Come along on the delightful journey through life’s ups and downs with friends, Stick and Stone. The simple text and colorful illustrations will allow readers to practice comprehension strategies like asking questions, making predictions, and determining importance. Students will explore the theme of friendship as they make inferences and tune into their own thinking while reading this engaging story.

Teach with Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for -ck Digraph
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.5a
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    Stick and Stone Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Stick and Stone

    Author Beth Ferry uses simple text to share a big message about friendship in Stick and Stone. The easily relatable subject matter will quickly capture your readers' natural curiosity about what it means to be a friend and encourage them to ask meaningful questions as they read.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with Stick and Stone

    Use this focused mini lesson with Beth Ferry's Stick and Stone to help students sort through the details of the story and identify the ones that are most important to their understanding of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with Stick and Stone

    Most readers already know a lot about friendship. Put this knowledge to use when practicing making inferences with Stick and Stone. Author Beth Ferry and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld included a variety of clues for students to use as they "read between the lines" to understand the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with Stick and Stone

    What will most likely happen next when Pinecone refuses to stop teasing Stone? Stick will step in and save the day of course! Encourage your readers to increase their understanding and enjoyment of Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry with this step-by-step, making predictions mini lesson.

    Synthesizing with Stick and Stone

    Students are more confident in their ability to "think about their thinking" when they can focus on a familiar theme. Beth Ferry's simple story about friendship will have readers considering what it means to be a friend, contemplating forgiveness, and deciding whether or not characters can change.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Stick and Stone 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.

    Stick and Stone Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Stick and Stone. 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.

    Stick and Stone Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Stick and Stone.

    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 Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack.

    Stick and Stone Word Work -ck Digraphs

    Stick and Stone is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about -ck digraphs. Either download the Stick and Stone 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.1.3 RF.1.4

    Stick and Stone Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Stick and Stone, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Stick and Stone 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.2.5a

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