The Snowy Day Resource Set

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The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats

Peter woke up one morning to discover a fresh new layer of snow outside. Delighted by the possibilities, Peter rushed to spend the day outside. Students will enjoy reading about Peter’s winter fun while they practice making connections, retelling and visualizing. And, thanks to Peter’s master plan to make his perfect day last forever, this book is also well-suited for a lesson on making predictions.

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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 Hard “C” Sound
  • 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
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 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.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    The Snowy Day Resource Set

    Making Connections with The Snowy Day

    In this story, Peter rushes outside for an adventure in the snow. Early readers will be able to make text-to-self connections to either their own snow-day experiences or a time when they tried to bring home a memory from an exciting adventure. This lesson also supports text-to-text and text-to-world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Predictions with The Snowy Day

    Each scene of The Snowy Day places Peter in a new activity on his snowy adventure. Early readers will enjoy making logical predictions about what Peter will do next and how his decisions will play out.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Snowy Day

    With only one main character and a simple story line, The Snowy Day is an ideal book for supporting beginner readers who need additional practice retelling and summarizing. Students can focus on the most important events to support an effective summary.
    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.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with The Snowy Day

    The Snowy Day is a smart choice for teaching beginner readers how to visualize story scenes to enhance their comprehension. Students can practice identifying which words in the author’s descriptions help them create mental images, which they can then compare against the illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    The Snowy Day 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 Snowy Day Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Snowy Day. 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 Snowy Day Word Work - Hard "C" Sound

    If you use The Snowy Day as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson on the hard C sound. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    The Snowy Day Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of The Snowy Day if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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