The Princess in Black Resource Set

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The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Princess Magnolia wears frilly pink dresses, is the perfect hostess, and has a big secret! When the monster alarm rings, she springs into action and transforms into The Princess in Black! The big blue monster has come to eat the goats and it is up to The Princess in Black to save the day. This action-packed plot is supported by colorful illustrations making The Princess in Black an ideal text for a Book Club focused on exploring the role of illustrations.

Teach with The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Visual Elements
  • 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
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Instructional Overview: 2.10C 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8B 2.8C 2.8D
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    The Princess in Black Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for exploring illustrations, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host The Princess in Black Book Club.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

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

    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: Introduce The Role of Illustrations in a Story

    Focus student attention on the important role of illustrations in a story with an interactive activity that has them becoming an illustrator. This first The Princess in Black Book Club meeting encourages readers to think about all the things they can learn from the story's illustrations.

    Meeting #2: Using Illustrations to Learn About Characters

    The illustrations in Shannon and Dean Hale's The Princess in Black reveal information about the story's characters. This meeting shows readers how to use the illustrations to learn more about how a character feels and what the character is doing.

    Meeting #3: Using Illustrations to Learn About the Setting

    As students are reading The Princess in Black, they will notice that authors Shannon and Dean Hale do not spend much time describing the story's setting in the text. In order for readers to figure out where the action is taking place, they will need to pay attention to the details in the illustrations.

    Meeting #4: Using Illustration to Understand the Plot

    Careful examination of the illustrations in The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale helps the reader to understand what is happening in the story. This meeting's discussion shares with students how to better comprehend the story using the details included in the illustrations.

    Meeting #5: Identifying How Illustrations Tell the Story

    This final The Princess in Black Book Club meeting provides readers with an opportunity to reflect on their learning about the role of illustrations in a story through a group discussion and culminating activity. Additionally, students will be encouraged to think about how their learning could be useful to future independent reading.

    The Princess in Black Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with the role of illustrations in a story.

    The Princess in Black Common Core Assessment

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

    The Princess in Black Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Princess in Black. 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 Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    The Princess in Black Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Princess in Black, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download The Princess in Black 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.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    The Princess in Black Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by The Princess in Black Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

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

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