The Fire Cat: An Instructional Guide for Literature
Pickles the cat is adopted by the local firehouse and works hard to be a good fire cat, even helping out in a rescue! This instructional guide for literature was created to support this story and will encourage early readers to explore the text and analyze Pickles' hard work and ambition by completing a variety of activities and lessons. The challenging activities and lessons in this guide work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in literature. Students can practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions. This guide is the perfect resource to support Common Core Learning Standards and add rigor to your students' exploration of literature.
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The Fire Cat Pre-Reading Activities
These pre-reading activities prepare students to read The Fire Cat. With these activities, students picture-walk through the book and explore the characters, plots, and setting of the story.
The Fire Cat Vocabulary Activities
These vocabulary activities for The Fire Cat incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
The Fire Cat Leveled Comprehension Questions
These leveled discussion questions about The Fire Cat require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.
The Fire Cat Reader Response Writing Prompts
Students respond to The Fire Cat through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper.
The Fire Cat Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions
Students analyze The Fire Cat using key skills for college and career readiness. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
The Fire Cat Making Cross-Curricular Connections
These cross-curricular activities for The Fire Cat incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students.
The Fire Cat Language Learning Activities
These activities for The Fire Cat practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature.
The Fire Cat Studying the Story Elements
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Fire Cat through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book.
The Fire Cat Post-Reading Activities
These post-reading activities for The Fire Cat allow students to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
The Fire Cat Comprehension Assessment
These assessment questions for The Fire Cat are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
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