The Lotus Seed Resource Set

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The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

Told from a granddaughter’s perspective, The Lotus Seed is a poignant story about a girl who immigrates to America during World War II and carries a lotus seed with her as a memory of her home in Vietnam. You can use The Lotus Flower to teach students of different reading levels how making connections, retelling and visualizing can help enhance comprehension of an unfamiliar topic or setting.

Teach with The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.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 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    The Lotus Seed Resource Set

    Determining Importance with The Lotus Seed

    The Lotus Seed is an ideal anchor text for a mini-lesson focused on determining importance. This lesson plan and set of resources guides readers to notice key details in the story in order to better understand important events, character motivation, and overall theme.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with The Lotus Seed

    The Lotus Seed will support more sophisticated readers who are practicing making connections to deepen their understanding of a story. Readers will need to focus on making text-to-text and text-to-world connections in order to fully understand the setting, the chain of events and the characters’ feelings in this book.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Lotus Seed

    With the Lotus Seed, you can differentiate your lesson for readers who need additional support retelling and those who need an extra challenge. Early readers will be able to identify a clear cast of characters and events in their summary, and more advanced readers will have the added challenge of recognizing multiple narrator perspectives.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with The Lotus Seed

    Using detailed language and artistic illustrations, The Lotus Seed is the perfect text for a lesson on visualizing unfamiliar settings and human emotions.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    The Lotus 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.

    The Lotus Seed Running Record

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

    The Lotus Seed Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in The Lotus Seed? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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