Yo! Yes? Resource Set

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Summary

Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

Yo! Yes? Is the story of two young boys, each very different. Through their one and two word exchanges, they consider spending time together despite their obvious differences. An offer of friendship is solidified in the end as both boys jump into the air and shout “Yow!”

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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 Letter Sounds & Spelling
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Making Connections: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Making Inferences: L.K.1 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.5 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.2 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Making Predictions: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.6 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 W.K.1 W.K.3 W.K.5 W.K.8
  • Word Work: RF.K.3 RF.K.4
  • Vocabulary: L.K.5.a L.K.6
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    Yo! Yes? Resource Set

    Making Connections with Yo! Yes?

    Every student has experience with making friends. Use Yo! Yes? as a springboard for making connections instruction. The included lesson plan and set of resources identify specific place in the book where students can stop to make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8

    Making Inferences with Yo! Yes?

    With only 34 words, this simple story of how friendships begin relies heavily on the illustrations to tell much of the story. Show your students how to infer character emotion and character thoughts by studying the pictures in Yo! Yes?
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.1 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.5 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.2 W.K.3 W.K.8

    Making Predictions with Yo! Yes?

    Show students how to make predictions even when the author doesn’t provide you with a lot of information. Use the pictures and the author’s limited word choice to teach readers how to make logical predictions with Yo! Yes?
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.7 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 SL.K.5 SL.K.6 W.K.3 W.K.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Yo! Yes?

    Even with its limited word count and simple story, Chris Raschka manages to use a variety of text structure to tell the story of Yo! Yes? Use this lesson plan and set of resources to show readers how to notice the way the author uses comparing and contrasting, problem and solution, cause and effect, and description in the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.1 L.K.4 L.K.5 L.K.6 RF.K.1 RF.K.4 RL.K.1 RL.K.10 RL.K.2 RL.K.3 RL.K.6 RL.K.7 RL.K.9 SL.K.1 SL.K.2 SL.K.3 SL.K.4 W.K.1 W.K.3 W.K.5 W.K.8

    Yo! Yes? 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.

    Yo! Yes? Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Yo! Yes?

    Yo! Yes? Word Work - Beginning Letter Sounds & Spelling

    Use Yo! Yes? to name and notice the use of beginning letter sounds & spelling while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to interact with beginning letter sounds & spelling within the context of the story. 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.K.3 RF.K.4

    Yo! Yes? Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with the new vocabulary used in Yo! Yes? 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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.K.5.a L.K.6

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