Where the Wild Things Are Resource Set

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Max has caused a great deal of mischief in his house and hasn’t been very nice to his mother. So, Max’s mom sends him to bed without any supper, calling him a “Wild Thing.” That night, Max’s room grew into a forest and he became the king of all wild things, but it wasn’t everything he imagined it would be. This classic picture book is perfect for supporting early readers who are working on retelling and summarizing, visualizing, making inferences and understanding multiple text structures.

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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 Beginning Consonant Sounds (w, s, m)
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
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  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 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
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 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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    Where the Wild Things Are Resource Set

    Making Inferences with Where the Wild Things Are

    This lesson plan supports readers by asking them to apply their own experiences to connect to the text and infer details about Max’s actions and feelings. Readers will also be asked to infer the hidden story behind Where the Wild Things Are.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with Where the Wild Things Are

    This book and lesson plan work well for early readers who need a new challenge retelling and summarizing. Readers will be able to clearly identify the important events and characters in the story, but readers will also have to comprehend the multiple problems and solutions to fully and accurately retell.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 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

    Understanding Text Structure with Where the Wild Things Are

    Using this book and lesson plan, students will be able to identify and discuss multiple text structures, such as description, sequence, compare and contrast, and problem and solution.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with Where the Wild Things Are

    Students will love the detailed descriptions of the Wild Things and the forest in which they live. These descriptions provide a fabulous support for readers who are working to visualize while reading.
    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

    Where the Wild Things Are 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.

    Where the Wild Things Are Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Where the Wild Things Are. 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.

    Where the Wild Things Are Word Work - Beginning Consonant Sounds (w, s, m)

    If you use Where the Wild Things Are 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 beginning consonant sounds (w, s, m). 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

    Where the Wild Things Are Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Where the Wild Things Are 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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