Wilma Unlimited Resource Set

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Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull’s bold telling of Wilma Rudolph’s inspiring story is one that will quickly capture student interest. As the world’s fastest woman, Rudolph faced many obstacles. She began her remarkable life by overcoming polio at a time when most children didn’t. She continued to make herself stronger by traveling great distances to get medical care where she endured painful exercises. Students will be inspired by Wilma’s accomplishments as they make connections, make inferences, and realize the author’s purpose for writing about such an important woman.

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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 Three Sounds of the Suffix “ed”
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Connections: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Inferences: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    Wilma Unlimited Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited makes it easy to teach readers how to ask questions while reading. Students will find themselves asking many questions about Wilma Rudolph who suffered from polio during a time when segregation laws existed. Their questions will help them understand the challenges Wilma faced as she toiled to get stronger.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Rudolph’s notable biography is the perfect anchor text for teaching readers to recognize the author’s purpose. The author, Kathleen Krull, informs readers about a young woman whose heroic story of recovery inspires people of all ages to work hard to achieve their goals.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Making Connections with Wilma Unlimited

    Making connections with a story compels the reader to relate to the main character and understand their motives. Students will have opportunities to make connections to their own lives, other biographies, and the world as they read Wilma Rudolph’s story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Making Inferences with Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited offers engaging text and interesting illustrations that work to support readers as they make inferences about Wilma’s struggles and achievements. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to show students how inferring helps readers think more about the text and comprehend its meaning.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Retelling and Summarizing with Wilma Unlimited

    Readers will enjoy retelling Wilma Unlimited. This memorable story about a young woman who saw no limits to achieve her goals is told in sequential order and is paired with exceptional illustrations. Both the text and the illustrations provide a nice support for readers who need additional practice retelling and summarizing the main events.
    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.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Wilma Unlimited 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.

    Wilma Unlimited Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Wilma Unlimited. 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.

    Wilma Unlimited Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Wilma Unlimited.

    Wilma Unlimited Word Work - Three Sounds of the Suffix “ed”

    Wilma Unlimited offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with three sounds of the suffix “ed” within the context of the book. Either download the Wilma Unlimited Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.4.3 RF.4.4

    Wilma Unlimited Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Wilma Unlimited, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Wilma Unlimited 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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