Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Lesson Plans

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Lesson Plans and Activities

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This package includes the following Common Core aligned resources for use with Sylvester and the Magic Pebble:

  • Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Reader’s Notebook Pages
  • Fantastic Phonics & Word Study for 3-Syllable Words
  • Vocabulary Development Activities
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Step by Step Teacher Reference Guides and Notes for the Teacher

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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    Title: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    Author & Illustrator: William Steig
    Grade Level: Third Grade

    Summary: Meet Sylvester. Sylvester is a young burro who enjoys collecting unusual pebbles. One rainy day, while out rock collecting, Sylvester stumbled upon a most unusual rock. The rock was the most extraordinary pebble that Sylvester had ever seen. It was flaming red, shiny, and perfectly round, like a marble. Not only was the pebble remarkable, but Sylvester soon discovered that the pebble was magical. Sylvester wished that it would stop raining and it did. Next Sylvester wished that the wort on his hind fetlock would disappear and it did. Unfortunately, Sylvester gets carried away and makes a wish that puts him in an impossible situation.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    Retelling Lesson Plan
    This book will support readers who are working to retell to improve reading comprehension. This book will support retelling because there is a limited cast of characters which will allow readers to focus on the key events and supporting details in the book. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan will support readers who are working to visualize while reading because the author uses engaging descriptive language. In addition, the illustrator provides readers with images that based closely on the text. Therefore readers can compare their mental images to the illustrations in the text in order to self monitor their use of the strategy. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Predictions Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for readers who are working to make predictions to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because readers will be able to problem solve and predict ways in which Sylvester might solve his problem. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan work well for readers who are working to identify the author’s message. Readers will enjoy determining the author’s message as this magical story unfolds to reveal a very clear message. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Determining Importance Lesson Plan
    This book is a smart choice for readers who are learning to determine importance. Readers need to decide which events and details are most important to remember in order to retell and identify the author’s message. This book works well because readers should be able to identify which ideas are most important to the main idea of the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Synthesizing Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book to use when introducing readers to the idea of synthesizing in order to comprehend text. It is important that readers understand how and when to use multiple reading comprehension strategies. This book requires readers to use a variety of strategies to fully comprehend text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan

    Use Sylvester and the Magic Pebble to teach readers about 3-Syllable Words
    Use Sylvester and the Magic Pebble to teach readers about three-syllable words in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


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