Owl at Home has long been a favorite of the K-2 crowd at school. Written by Arnold Lobel in 1975, it is also one of my favorite read-alouds as a teacher. Now, adults may find the story humorous in parts, but children probably won’t laugh as they do take stories seriously. Lobel is one of my all-time favorite authors.
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I took a Lexile Level class and worked on this book as part of an assignment, so this is a full lesson. The Lexile and Quantile Educator Academy suggested posting the entire lesson on our blogs. Meta Metrics, maybe you have heard of them as many states offer free memberships for educators. Otherwise, the site may be used to find Lexile Levels of books without a membership. Find a Book is easy to use and provides accurate information for preschool through grade 12. Parents may keep on top of their child’s independent reading choices while teachers may use the information to create book lists. Subject and interest areas are included as they are important for motivation to read.
I hope some people will find this information helpful in their classrooms, whether at school or homeschool.
Thank you for reading, Carolyn
The popular download Reading Strategies Pack One. See this blog post for more information and photos. This can be downloaded in our free eMember area.
Reading Strategies Pack two is a companion for the free reading strategies pack one, above. This link will open a free demonstration PDF to provide more information and a list of the CCSS addressed. This PDF is included in our premium Amember area.
ABC’s of Reading Comprehension for Pre-K – Grade One — A free developing reading comprehension skills eBook for parents and teachers of young children. It is an instant download at the blog post.
Interactive student notebook (ISN) activity page, free instant download PDF opens here reading-strategies-ISN-for-students.
Do you need rubrics? They are wonderful for being observed by the principal or peer coach to help answer the question, “How will you evaluate this lesson?”
The post is about a 40-minute reading strategies professional development video in our premium Amember area by Wise Owl Factory. It has student PDFs and 2 renewal (CEU) units if approved by your school district. More information here.
Free synthesizing as a reading strategy video for professional development for teachers on the blog post. Free student PDF. The video is about four minutes long and has information for teaching students about the synthesizing reading strategy.
Free non-fiction text conventions “workbook” for some writing, drawing, and cut and paste activities on these text features. Download in the free eMember area.
Learning to read in Kindergarten and first grade begins with background preparation that parents can do at home, in the car, and even without using books all the time.
The post shares our free grade-two word wall printable. This PDF opens in our free eMember area. It is intended to accompany writing workshop or class writing time.
Inferring discussion guide for A Photographic Fantasy: Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, download at the blog post
All the books Wise Owl Factory has made free PDF book companions, novel units, and literature companions. Most will download at the link to the blog post about the book, some will open at this link.