The Cloud Book Resource Set

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The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola

Students will enjoy learning about the different types of clouds with this picture book that mixes facts with fun. Tomie dePaola’s kid friendly writing makes it easy for students to determine importance, ask questions, and identify text structures while his illustrations, captions, and silly snippets are sure to keep reader’s engaged.

Teach with The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola

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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 Three Sounds of Suffix -ed
  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 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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    The Cloud Book Resource Set

    Asking Questions with The Cloud Book

    The essential information in this book invites children to wonder more about clouds. Their questions will lead to investigative research that will make learning more meaningful.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Determining Importance with The Cloud Book

    The Cloud Book is full of information about clouds. How do we determine what is important? Children will have plenty of practice with determining importance in this book that has many cloud descriptions, illustrations, and stories.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with The Cloud Book

    Children will enjoy reading this nonfiction book that was written to entertain and inform. Delightful illustrations make the delivery of the straightforward information enjoyable. A silly story at the end of the book will confirm children’s notions that the author wanted to entertain and inform the reader.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Cloud Book

    Children will be amazed when they discover the names of clouds in this delightful book. The illustrations and descriptions will support readers as they retell and summarize what they learned about clouds.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Understanding Text Structure with The Cloud Book

    Tomie dePaola uses different text structures to keep readers engaged while learning about clouds. Children will appreciate the artistic descriptions of different clouds and smile at the delightful illustrations and captions that support new learning.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    The Cloud Book 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.

    The Cloud Book Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Cloud Book. 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.

    The Cloud Book Word Work - Three Sounds of Suffix -ed

    The Cloud Book offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with three sounds of suffix -ed within the context of the book. Either download The Cloud Book 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    The Cloud Book Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Cloud Book, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The Cloud Book 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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