Whoever You Are Resource Set

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Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Whoever You Are is a celebration of both the unique differences and special similarities of children around the world. Author Mem Fox communicates a message of acceptance in this beautifully illustrated story. The repetitive text structure, vivid illustrations, and clear message makes this an ideal anchor text for mini lessons focused on determining importance, identifying the author’s purpose, synthesizing, understanding text structure, and visualizing.

Teach with Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

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 Silent “e”
  • 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
  • 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
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 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 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 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
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    Whoever You Are Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Whoever You Are

    Author Mem Fox uses repetitive text to be very clear about the important information in Whoever You Are. This determining importance mini lesson focuses on teaching readers to look for the information that best helps them understand the text.
    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

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Whoever You Are

    Whoever You Are celebrates the differences and similarities of children around the world and sends a clear message of acceptance. This mini lesson supports readers while they consider Mem Fox’s purpose for writing this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Synthesizing with Whoever You Are

    Paying attention to how your thinking changes as you read leads students to have a deeper understanding of the text. Using Whoever You Are and this paired mini lesson, students will learn important places to pause and check in with themselves as they read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 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 Whoever You Are

    Teach readers to pay attention to how a text is organized with this mini lesson and engaging narrative that compares and contrasts children around the world.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Visualizing with Whoever You Are

    Using the author's words to "see" what you are reading helps students to connect what they already know with what they are reading. This visualizing mini lesson invites readers to make mental pictures of Whoever You Are for a better understanding of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Whoever You 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.

    Whoever You Are Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Whoever You 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.

    Whoever You Are Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Whoever You Are.

    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 Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Whoever You Are Word Work - Silent e

    Whoever You Are is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about silent e. Either download the Whoever You Are 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

    Whoever You Are Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Whoever You Are, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Whoever You Are 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.

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