Stick Man Resource Set

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Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Stick Man goes out for a jog one day and ends up in the mouth of a dog. Soon, others pick him up and use him for all sorts of things; a mast for a flag, a sword for a knight, and arms for a snowman. Each new owner takes him farther from his Lady Love and three stick children. Will he ever get back to the family tree? Rhyming text and fun illustrations makes Stick Man the perfect anchor text for practicing making inferences, predictions, and connections, retelling and summarizing, and synthesizing.

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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 Suffix -ing
  • 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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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 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.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c 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
  • Making Connections: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Making Inferences: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6F 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Making Predictions: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D
  • Synthesizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D
  • Word Work: 3.2A(vi) 3.2B(vii)
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    Stick Man Resource Set

    Making Connections with Stick Man

    Readers will easily connect to Stick Man's frustration with being taken farther and farther away when all he wants to do is return home to his family. Use this making connections mini lesson with Julia Donaldson's Stick Man to help students use what they know about other texts, themselves, and the world to make meaningful connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Making Inferences with Stick Man

    Using the text and illustrations to make logical inferences is a smart skill to practice with Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. This mini lesson will show readers how to understand new vocabulary, character emotions, and the setting with this strategy.
    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6F 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Making Predictions with Stick Man

    Readers will enjoy making, and checking, their predictions about what will happen next to poor Stick Man! The detailed illustrations provide great support to readers as they work on making logical predictions.
    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Retelling and Summarizing with Stick Man

    The use of repetition and rhyme in Julia Donaldson's Stick Man aids students in remembering the sequence of events for the story. Readers can then use the sequence of events to practice retelling and summarizing with this focused mini lesson.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D

    Synthesizing with Stick Man

    Stick Man goes through a variety of emotions as he gets farther from home and his family. Thinking about these changes is a great springboard for a synthesizing mini lesson using Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D

    Stick Man 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 Man Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Stick Man. 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 Man Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

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

    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 Man by Julia Donaldson. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Stick Man Word Work - Suffix -ing

    If you use Stick Man as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in words study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching the suffix -ing. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.2A(vi) 3.2B(vii)

    Stick Man Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Stick Man if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Stick Man Resource Set.

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