You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Resource Set

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You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty by John Malam

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty is an entertaining nonfiction book that puts readers right in the middle of the construction of the Statue of Liberty. Told through the perspective of a young French sculptor, students will discover the amazing history of the Statue of Liberty. This text is ideal for showing students how to draw out information from nonfiction text structures. It’s also an excellent resource for lessons on asking questions and determining importance.

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  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Prefix and Suffix
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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.4.3 RI.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 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.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 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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    You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Resource Set

    Asking Questions with You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty

    This nonfiction text will engage even the most reluctant reader with its light-hearted tone and quirky illustrations. Students will naturally wonder about the fascinating history of the Statue of Liberty, asking questions to dig deeper into the events and vocabulary presented in the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty

    While reading this book, some students may wonder why the Statue of Liberty was built. Some students may wonder how it got here, and some may wonder why it’s green. This book provides readers with an opportunity to set their own purpose for reading. Then, they can identify information as they read that supports their purpose.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty

    With so many books written about the Statue of Liberty, readers may wonder why John Malam wanted to write about the reasons why you wouldn't want to be a worker on the Statue of Liberty. Use this lesson plan to guide readers to understand the author's purpose for writing this engaging nonfiction text.
    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 You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty

    Use this making connections lesson plan and set of resources to help readers activate their schema for the Statue of Liberty. By working to make connections between this nonfiction text and the information they already have about Lady Liberty, your students will learn how to comprehend nonfiction in meaningful ways.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Understanding Text Structure with You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty

    Using this book and lesson plan, students will learn to navigate text structures common in nonfiction texts. Readers will learn how to use a table of contents, glossary and index, and they’ll practice extracting information from maps, diagrams and captions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9

    You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty 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.

    You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty. 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.

    You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Word Work - Latin & Greek Prefixes and Suffixes

    Use You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty to name and notice the use of Latin and Greek prefix and suffix while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to interact with adjectives 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.4.3 RF.4.4

    You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty? 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.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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