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Voices in the Park Super Pack
In Voices in the Park, four very different people, each from different life circumstances, share their personal perspective of a walk through the same park. Early readers will enjoy this simple story, while more advanced readers will be able to observe the deeper messages present in this text. Voices in the Park is a wonderful story that can easily be used to support lessons on retelling, asking questions, making inferences, identifying author’s purpose, understanding unique text structures and determining importance.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
- Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
- Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
- Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
- Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Possessive Pronouns
- 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 Voices in the Park
This lesson plan will encourage early readers to ask questions in order to clarify what the four different voices in the park are feeling and how they’re connected.
Determining Importance with Voices in the Park
This is an excellent resource for supporting students who need practice determining importance. Readers are presented with a new angle on the same story four times. Thus, they’ll need to practice filtering down to the most important details of each version to better understand each character and storyline.
Identifying the Author’s Purpose With Voices in the Park
This is an ideal book and lesson plan for supporting students who need practice identifying the author’s purpose in more sophisticated texts. Readers will be able to identify the main theme of the book, and then they’ll work to find the smaller message in each of the voices’ stories to support that theme.
Making Inferences with Voices in the Park
Voices in the Park is meant to be enjoyed several times. With each read, students will see something they didn’t see before. The author relies heavily on the illustrations to provide insight into each character’s thoughts and emotions. And when readers use the text and illustrations together, they will be able to infer so much more about the characters.
Retelling and Summarizing with Voices in the Park
Voices in the Park is a really special choice for readers who need support retelling with more sophisticated text structures. This story is told from four different perspectives, so readers will have to identify key details from each version to construct a full summary.
Understanding Text Structure with Voices in the Park
Because this story is told from four different perspectives, this is the perfect book and lesson plan for showing students how to understand a point-of-view text structure. If you’re looking for another supporting text for demonstrating point of view, check out The Pain and the Great One.
Voices in the Park 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.
Voices in the Park Running Record
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Voices in the Park. 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.
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.
Voices in the Park Word Work - Possessive Pronouns
If you use Voices in the Park 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 personal and possessive pronouns. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
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.
Voices in the Park Vocabulary Connections
Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Voices in the Park 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.