Who Was Walt Disney? Resource Set

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Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart

Introduce students to the lesser known side of the man who created the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney. From humble beginnings growing up on a farm, to his career that began as an amateur animator, one thing that remained constant for Walt was his love of family. In addition to the personal details, this biography also contains amazing illustrations and secondary articles that add to the reader’s understanding of Walt’s life; making this text a perfect choice for a Book Club focused on exploring visual features.

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  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Visual Features in a Text
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Instructional Overview: 4.10A 4.10B 4.10C 4.10D 4.10E 4.10F 4.10G 4.13A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9E(i) 4.9E(ii) 4.9E(iii) 4.9F
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    Who Was Walt Disney? Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for visual features in a text, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the Who Was Walt Disney? Book Club.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10A 4.10B 4.10C 4.10D 4.10E 4.10F 4.10G 4.13A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9E(i) 4.9E(ii) 4.9E(iii) 4.9F

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introducing Identifying Visual Features in a Text

    Focus student attention on the things that a reader can learn by attending to illustrations and photographs by browsing through copies of National Geographic magazine. Use this discussion as a springboard for the importance of attending to the visual elements in a text like Whitney Stewart's Who Was Walt Disney?

    Meeting #2: Identifying and Understanding the Contribution of Illustrations in a Text

    Author Whitney Stewart incorporated an abundance of illustrations to support her writing of the biography, Who Was Walt Disney? Teaching readers to pay close attention to these visual features is important because the illustrations can help improve the reader's understanding of the text.

    Meeting #3: Identifying and Understanding the Contributions of Secondary Articles in a Text

    Who Was Walt Disney? includes a variety of secondary articles that provide the reader with information he/she can use to know more about the time period and influences of Walt's life. Readers may be tempted to skip over these pages, but by drawing attention to the ways in which the secondary articles improve comprehension, readers will be more likely to explore this valuable information.

    Meeting #4: Reflecting on Visual Features in a Text

    This final Who Was Walt Disney? Book Club meeting provides readers with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the role of visual features in the text. The culminating activity has students climbing into the author's chair and creating a new visual feature that supports the text.

    Who Was Walt Disney? Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with the visual features in a text.

    Who Was Walt Disney? Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students'overall comprehension of Who Was Walt Disney? and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Who Was Walt Disney? Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Who Was Walt Disney?. 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.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Who Was Walt Disney? Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Who Was Walt Disney? 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.

    Who Was Walt Disney? Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Who Was Walt Disney? Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Who Was Walt Disney? Resource Set.

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