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  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 RL.3.10 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Under the Quilt of Night Super Pack


    Under the Quilt of Night is a historical fiction story about a runaway slave girl who is bravely navigating the Underground Railroad with her family. In this book, readers will follow the dangerous journey of a group of slaves who seek secret messages hidden in quilts to identify safe houses along their quest for freedom. This story will engage the curiosity of readers and support comprehension lessons on asking questions, understanding text structure and synthesizing.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases
    • 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
    • and More!
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    Comprehension Strategy Resources

    All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment

    Asking Questions with Under the Quilt of Night


    The themes presented in Under the Quilt of Night make it ideal for a lesson on asking questions. Readers will naturally ask logical questions about slavery and the Underground Railroad to further their understanding of this story.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Synthesizing with Under the Quilt of Night


    Students will need to employ multiple reading strategies, like making text-to-text connections, visualizing and asking questions, to fully comprehend this text. Using this lesson plan, students will pause throughout their reading to recognize which strategy they’re applying at specific points to inform their understanding and opinion of this text.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 RL.3.10 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Understanding Text Structure with Under the Quilt of Night


    This book gives readers a unique opportunity to practice drawing out meaning from a historical fiction book written in prose. Readers will learn how to read and comprehend poetry to gather new information and improve reading comprehension.
    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
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    Under the Quilt of Night 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.
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    Under the Quilt of Night Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Under the Quilt of Night. 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.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    Under the Quilt of Night Word Work - Preposition and Prepositional Phrases


    If you use Under the Quilt of Night 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 about prepositions and prepositional phrases. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.

    Under the Quilt of Night Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Under the Quilt of Night? 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.
    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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