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  • 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 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
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • The Carrot Seed Super Pack


    This simple story about a little boy who plants a carrot seed, patiently cares for it, and never gives up the hope that it will grow is one that readers will quickly engage with. The clear storyline and illustrations make The Carrot Seed a smart choice for early readers who are just beginning learn about comprehension strategies.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Beginning Consonant Blends
    • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
    • Running Record Assessment
    • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
    • Answer Keys
    • Complete Common Core Alignment
    • and More!
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    Comprehension Strategy Resources

    All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment

    Asking Questions with The Carrot Seed


    This lesson plan and set of resources will help readers ask questions about the plot, how plants grow, and why characters behave the way they do.
    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
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    Identifying the Author's Purpose with The Carrot Seed


    The Carrot Seed offers a very clear message about perseverance and believing in goals. Students will easily identify with the main character while learning how to think about the author's purpose while reading.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Connections with The Carrot Seed


    Because most children have some background knowledge about growing plants, The Carrot Seed offers plenty of opportunity for readers to learn about the importance of making connections while reading.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Inferences with The Carrot Seed


    The supporting illustrations used in The Carrot Seed make this book an ideal choice for teaching readers how to make inferences. Use the book and paired resources to show readers how to infer action, character decisions, and emotion.
    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
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    Retelling and Summarizing with The Carrot Seed


    With it's simple story structure and limited cast of characters, The Carrot Seed provides early readers with just the right amount of information to retell and summarize.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    The Carrot Seed 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.
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    The Carrot Seed Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Carrot Seed. 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.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    The Carrot Seed Word Work - Beginning Consonant Blends


    The Carrot Seed is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it is also offers the opportunity to name and notice beginning consonant blends. Either download the The Carrot Seed Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.

    The Carrot Seed Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Carrot Seed, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the The Carrot Seed 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.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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