The Hello, Goodbye Window Resource Set

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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Experience the joy a young child feels when she visits her Nanna and Poppy. There are many special activities that the young girl enjoys doing with her grandparents, but her favorite part is the kitchen window. From a fun greeting game to wishing the stars good night, the girl sees the world go by through her Hello, Goodbye Window. Colorful illustrations and simple, easily-relatable text make this an ideal anchor text for mini lessons focused on making connections, asking questions, determining the author’s purpose, making inferences, and visualizing.

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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 R-Controlled Vowels
  • 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
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Asking Questions: 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Making Connections: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Making Inferences: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6F 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8B 2.8C
  • Visualizing: 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6D 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Word Work: 2.2A(i) 2.2A(ii) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    The Hello, Goodbye Window Resource Set

    Asking Questions with The Hello, Goodbye Window

    As readers learn about Nanna, Poppy, and the little girl, they will naturally be curious about all of the fun she has at their house. Pair Norton Juster's The Hello, Goodbye Window with this asking questions mini lesson to show students how their questions make them a stronger reader!
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with The Hello, Goodbye Window

    Poppy plays the harmonica and has sprinkler fights, and Nanna works in the garden. By thinking about why author Norton Juster added details like these to The Hello, Goodbye Window, readers will be able to identify the author's purpose for writing this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Making Connections with The Hello, Goodbye Window

    A trip to Nanna and Poppy's house is the perfect storyline for readers to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. Used this mini lesson and Norton Juster's The Hello, Goodbye Window to show students how making connections while reading helps them understand the story better.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Making Inferences with The Hello, Goodbye Window

    Why would Poppy hide raisins in the bottom of the little girl's bowl of oatmeal? Encourage readers to use the valuable clues in the illustrations and events in the story to improve their understanding of what is happening. This making inferences mini lesson shows readers where to pause and practice this skill while reading The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6F 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8B 2.8C

    Visualizing with The Hello, Goodbye Window

    While reading The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, students can practice using the author's words to visualize what is happening. This focused mini lesson prompts students to pause and visualize while reading and then compare their mental images with the bright illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6D 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    The Hello, Goodbye Window 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 Hello, Goodbye Window Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Hello, Goodbye Window. 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 Hello, Goodbye Window Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of The Hello, Goodbye Window.

    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 The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    The Hello, Goodbye Window Word Work - R-Controlled Vowels

    If you use The Hello, Goodbye Window 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 r-controlled vowels. 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.2.3 RF.2.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.2A(i) 2.2A(ii) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)

    The Hello, Goodbye Window Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of The Hello, Goodbye Window 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the The Hello, Goodbye Window Resource Set.

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