When I Am Old with You Resource Set

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When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson

A young boy imagines all of the wonderful things that he will do with his grandfather when he is “old” with him. From fishing at the lake to an evening fire surrounded by family and friends, they will enjoy the days together doing all of their favorite things. Innocently, the narrator does not realize that his grandfather will continue to age as he does. This heart-warming story offers readers a perfect opportunity to practice reading comprehension skills such as asking questions, determining importance, synthesizing, understanding text structure, and visualizing.

Teach with When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Short /a/ Vowel Sound
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.9 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 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.1.9 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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    When I Am Old with You Resource Set

    Asking Questions with When I Am Old with You

    This asking questions mini lesson to pair with When I Am Old With You shows students places to pause and ask themselves questions to help them better understand the story. Asking questions before, during, and after reading increases comprehension by setting a purpose for reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with When I Am Old with You

    Teach your readers how to identify information from the story that is important to understanding the text. Using When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson, students will be able to stop as they read and reflect on the details presented in the text and illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Synthesizing with When I Am Old with You

    Sharpen your students' synthesizing skills with Angela Johnson's When I Am Old With You and this focused mini lesson. Each new experience that the narrator wants to have when he is old with his grandfather offers a chance for readers to "think about their thinking".
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.5 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with When I Am Old with You

    One way that readers become stronger is to pay attention to how the text is organized. In When I Am Old With You, author Angela Johnson uses description and compare and contrast text structures for your students to practice with.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with When I Am Old with You

    This visualizing mini lesson to use with When I Am Old With You helps students strengthen their comprehension skills by creating mental images of the story from the author's words. The detailed illustrations can then be used by the reader to check their thinking.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    When I Am Old with You 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.

    When I Am Old with You Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of When I Am Old with You. 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.

    When I Am Old with You Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of When I Am Old with You.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    When I Am Old with You Word Work - Short /a/ Vowel Sound

    When I Am Old with You is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about short /a/ vowel sound. Either download the When I Am Old with You Super Pack or this individual Word Work 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

    When I Am Old with You Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy When I Am Old with You, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the When I Am Old with You 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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