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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.7 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 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
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Super Pack


    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a home for the elderly. He loves visiting the people there, especially Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. She’s his favorite because she, too, has four names. When Miss Nancy loses her memory, Wilfrid begins a quest to help her rediscover her lost memories. The heart and determination of this story are perfect for introductory lessons on identifying author messages. It’s also well-suited for lessons on making predictions, retelling and summarizing, making connections and synthesizing.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Nouns
    • 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

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


    Are your students so caught up in figuring out what the text says that they forget to enjoy the author’s purpose for writing it? This book and lesson plan are perfect for early readers who are working to expand their thinking and explore the author’s meaning.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Connections with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a special story about friendship and the impact it has on our lives. Readers will practice making text-to-self connections to relate to Wilfrid’s character and emotions, and they’ll practice text-to-world connections to better understand the circumstances between Wilfrid and his friend.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Making Predictions with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


    Using the guiding comprehension questions in this lesson plan, students will learn how they can deepen their understanding and enjoyment of a book by making predictions and then seeking information within the text to verify their expectations.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


    This story presents readers with a theme and setting that are unique for this reading level. Students will still easily relate to the characters, allowing them to firmly grasp the text and summarize it in their own words.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.7 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Synthesizing with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge


    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is ideal for developing readers who are beginning to test their application and awareness of multiple comprehension strategies. With a small cast of characters, clear events and a slightly more complex theme, readers can focus on their comprehension and how it evolves throughout this text.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 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.
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    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. 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.
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    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 Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.
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    Word Work

    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.

    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Word Work - Nouns


    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about nouns. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    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.

    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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