The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba together tell the inspiring story of William's quest to bring water and electricity to his drought-ridden village in Malawi, Africa. Share this inspiring story with your students and teach them to comprehend biographies as they work to make connections to the text, make inferences about William's life, and identify the author's purpose for writing this story.
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  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Parts of Speech
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba together tell the inspiring story of William's quest to bring water and electricity to his drought-ridden village in Malawi, Africa. Share this inspiring story with your students and teach them to comprehend biographies as they work to make connections to the text, make inferences about William's life, and identify the author's purpose for writing this story.
  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Parts of Speech
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Book Author:
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Grade Level:
3
Genre(s):
Biography, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
P
DRA Level:
38
Reading Recovery Level:
38
Theme(s):
Family, STEAM / STEM, Growth Mindset, Perseverance
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TEKS
Asking Questions:
RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Connections:
RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Inferences:
RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Predictions:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RI.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
Word Work:
RF.3.3, RF.3.4
Asking Questions:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13A, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.10A, 3.10B, 3.10C, 3.10D, 3.10F, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Connections:
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, 3.9E(i), 3.9E(ii), 3.9E(iii), 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Inferences:
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, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Predictions:
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, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
3.7E, 3.7F, 3.3A, 3.3B
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