Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter/Spring Read Alouds with QR Codes

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It's that time of year to start sharing stories about Easter and Spring time in your classroom! Here are some Read Alouds that you can add to your listening center. You can download the QR codes for students to scan. You can also pair these stories with Thoughtful Log Entry questions for higher level thinking with these stories.

Click here to download the QR codes for these stories.


Rose's Garden


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Describe the overall structure of the story:
Beginning introduces the story
Setting
Major Events
Ending concludes the story
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.5

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How is this story similar to another story? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer. 
(possible stories to compare: The Curious Garden, Plant a Kiss -- a read aloud book you can find in the Valentine's Day QR codes download, and Miss Rumphius)
CCSS RL.2.9, 3.9 

The Curious Garden


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How is this story similar to another story? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer.
(possible stories to compare: Rose's Garden, Plant a Kiss -- a read aloud book you can find in the Valentine's Day QR codes download, and Miss Rumphius)

CCSS RL.2.9, 3.9

The Tiny Seed


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
When did this story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so? (This could be a season)
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Where does the story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so?
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

The Easter Egg



Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
When did this story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so? (You could focus on the time of year, March, April because of the weather and because it's near Easter time.)
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?
CCSS RL.3.6
The Velveteen Rabbit


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?
CCSS RL.3.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Who is telling the story? How do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.6, 2.6, 4.6

I'm Not Hatching


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Here Comes Easter Cat


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Who is telling the story? How do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.6, 2.6, 4.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Analyze one of the pictures or illustrations in the text. What does it tell you about the (characters, setting, events, plot, mood) of the story? (Circle one.) (I would circle mood --- the cat has great expressions that tell the story.)
CCSS RL.1.7, 2.7, 3.7

My Garden


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Where does the story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so?
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Who is telling the story? How do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.6, 2.6, 4.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Analyze one of the pictures or illustrations in the text. What does it tell you about the (characters, setting, events, plot, mood) of the story? (Circle one.)
CCSS RL.1.7, 2.7, 3.7

Egg


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Analyze one of the pictures or illustrations in the text. What does it tell you about the (characters, setting, events, plot, mood) of the story? (Circle one.)
CCSS RL.1.7, 2.7, 3.7


Enjoy!