The Runaway Bunny Resource Set

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The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

We’re not told why, but the little bunny wants to run away from home. His imagination takes him on many adventures. But his mother never ceases to follow him and become or do whatever it takes to make sure she rescues him, from a trapeze artist to a tree. Margaret Wise Brown’s classic story of a little bunny makes an ideal springboard for mini lessons focused on making predictions and connections while identifying the author’s comprehensive message.

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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 Short Vowel
  • 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 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 Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 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 Runaway Bunny Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny is an ideal text for beginning readers who are working to understand an author's purpose for writing stories. By using the prompts included in this lesson plan, students will be able to empathize and relate what the author is trying to convey about parent/child relationships.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Connections with The Runaway Bunny

    This making connections mini lesson encourages students to identify with the story of a little bunny who imagines running away from home. Margaret Wise Brown's telling of the conversation between the bunny and his mother makes it easy to help readers make text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text connections.
    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 Predictions with The Runaway Bunny

    With the resources provided in this making predictions mini lesson, your students will learn to use information in the text to make predictions about what the mother rabbit will say to her baby bunny.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny is an ideal anchor text for a mini lesson focused on retelling and summarizing. Use this lesson to help young readers recognize and retell applicable information about the characters, setting, and plot.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with The Runaway Bunny

    Within the pages of The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown uses a wide variety of descriptive language to tell the story of mother rabbit and baby bunny. This visualizing lesson plan will support readers as they work to make mental images based on their prior knowledge. It will also teach readers to check their mental images against the illustrations in the book.
    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 Runaway Bunny 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 Runaway Bunny Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Runaway Bunny. 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 Runaway Bunny Word Work - Short Vowel

    The Runaway Bunny offers students the opportunity to name and notice short vowels within the context of the book. Either download The Runaway Bunny Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity 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 Runaway Bunny Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Runaway Bunny, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The Runaway Bunny 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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