The Leaving Morning Resource Set

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Summary

The Leaving Morning by Angela Johnson

Moving can be a very difficult thing to do. There are people to say goodbye to, favorite places that will be missed and many boxes to pack. The Leaving Morning is the simple story of a young boy saying goodbye to his familiar life in the city. With literary elements to support deeper understanding, Angela Johnson paints a picture in her reader’s mind. Students rely on strong imagery and text evidence to support inferring opportunities. Engaging mini-lessons support student comprehension strategies such as asking questions, identifying author’s purpose, visualizing, making inferences and making connections.

Teach with The Leaving Morning by Angela Johnson

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using The Leaving Morning by Angela Johnson

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Verbs with Inflectional Endings
  • 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.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.1.1 RL.1.10 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 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.1.3 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 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
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    The Leaving Morning Resource Set

    Asking Questions with The Leaving Morning

    This mini lesson for use with The Leaving Morning draws out student questioning through references to the text and prompts to lead to higher level thinking. Students will work to raise their level of comprehension by asking questions as they read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    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 with The Leaving Morning

    It’s important for students to understand why authors write books. This identifying the author’s purpose resource set guides readers to consider why Angela Johnson wrote this book and what she was trying to convey to readers through her words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Connections with The Leaving Morning

    This making connection mini lesson and resource set will challenge beginning readers to use what they know about the world, other books, and their own personal experience to connect with the text in ways that deepen comprehension and extend enjoyment of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Inferences with The Leaving Morning

    This making inferences resource set provides readers with opportunities to infer how the main character feels about his neighborhood and his move. Students will learn to cite evidence from the story to defend their inferences.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with The Leaving Morning

    Through strong examples from the text, students will participate in activities that will help them to visualize scenes from The Leaving Morning.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    The Leaving Morning 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 Leaving Morning Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Leaving Morning. 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 Leaving Morning Word Work - Verbs with Inflectional Endings

    The Leaving Morning is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about verbs with inflectional endings. Either download The Leaving Morning Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    The Leaving Morning Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Leaving Morning, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The Leaving Morning 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.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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