So, I had this post written and ready to go and then I accidentally deleted it! Still no idea how it happened...ugh!
As mentioned in a previous Workshop Wednesday I am unable to meet in small groups like I would like with this year's group. At the beginning of the year when I was
pulling my hair out attempting to meet with small groups we read Runaway Ralph by Beverly Clearly. I love using this book because it lends itself to a variety of CCS.
We focused on context clues, character development, character comparison, theme, summarizing, vocabulary, and a variety of comprehension questions. My students really enjoyed this book, they especially loved watching the movie when we completed it. Did you even know there was a movie for Runaway Ralph? Students compared and contrasted the book and the movie as well.
While we read the book this year I created a Runaway Ralph unit. It can be used for small group or whole group instruction. You can purchase it here.
I have had a GREAT response to my new Monthly Goal linky party! I hope you link up and join in the fun! It is open until May 10th :)