The Lemonade War Resource Set

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The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

The end to summer vacation turns sour when Jessie’s big brother, Evan, suddenly wants nothing to do with her. Evan just found out that his little sister will be skipping a grade and has been placed in his classroom for the up-coming school year. Instead of talking about what is really going on, the two begin to battle over making the most money selling lemonade. The struggle for understanding between these two siblings makes The Lemonade War perfect for a Book Club focused on making inferences to deepen comprehension.

Teach with The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Making Inferences
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • Instructional Overview: 4.10A 4.10B 4.10C 4.10D 4.10E 4.10F 4.10G 4.13A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9E(i) 4.9E(ii) 4.9E(iii) 4.9F
  • Vocabulary: 4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F
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    The Lemonade War Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for making inferences, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the The Lemonade War Book Club.
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10A 4.10B 4.10C 4.10D 4.10E 4.10F 4.10G 4.13A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9E(i) 4.9E(ii) 4.9E(iii) 4.9F

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Set Expectations and Introduce Making Inferences

    Open the The Lemonade War Book Club with an introduction to making inferences. Through the use of real-life examples and an anchor chart, this meeting sets the stage for the making inferences work students will complete over the course of this Book Club.

    Meeting #2: Inferring Character Traits and Emotions

    Author Jacqueline Davies provides ample opportunities for readers to make inferences in order to understand the relationship between Evan and Jessie. Students will learn to attend to the characters' thoughts, dialogue, and actions for clues that will help them make logical inferences about what is happening.

    Meeting #3: Using Inferences to Make Predictions

    Making inferences not only helps the reader understand the characters and events of the story better, they also allow the reader to make logical predictions about what might happen next. This The Lemonade War Book Club meeting encourages the use of a graphic organizer to help students track both their inferences and predictions as they read.

    Meeting #4: Connecting Inferences to the Resolution

    This final meeting for Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade War provides time for students to reflect on how the inferences they made while reading helped them understand and enjoy the story more. The culminating activity encourages students to use what they know about the characters to infer the next chapter in the story.

    The Lemonade War Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with making inferences.

    The Lemonade War Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students'overall comprehension of The Lemonade War and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    The Lemonade War Running Record

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

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    The Lemonade War Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Lemonade War, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download The Lemonade War 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F

    The Lemonade War Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by The Lemonade War Book Club Resource Set.

    The Lemonade War TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the The Lemonade War Resource Set.

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