The Summer My Father Was Ten Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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The Summer My Father Was Ten Lesson Plans

The Summer My Father Was Ten Lesson Plans and Activities

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  • Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Reader’s Notebook Pages
  • 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 The Summer My Father Was Ten
    Title: The Summer My Father Was Ten
    Author: Pat Brisson
    Illustrator: Andrea Shine
    Grade Level: Fourth Grade

    Summary: The Summer My Father Was Ten is a story that a father tells his daughter every year as they plant a garden together. When the father was growing up, he lived in an apartment next door to a man named Mr. Bellavista. Mr. Bellavista looked forward to planting a garden each summer. He always planted tomatoes, peppers, onions, marigolds and zinnias. During the summer that the father was ten years old, he and his friends made some bad choices that ruined Mr. Bellavista’s garden and made him very sad. This leads to the father apologizing to Mr. Bellavista and the beginning of a special tradition.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for The Summer My Father Was Ten

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This book is a smart choice for readers who need additional practice visualizing to improve reading comprehension. Readers will have the opportunity to visualize action sequences, making movies in their minds while reading. Readers will also be able to visualize emotion and setting. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan will support readers who are working to make inferences to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because readers will learn to use the text to infer emotion to better understand the characters that are developed within the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for readers who need additional practice identifying the author’s message to improve their reading comprehension. This book works well because the author reveals more than one message in the text. The first message is tied to the theme of the book while other messages are highlighted through observing character development, cause and effect and problem and solution. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Synthesizing Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan will support readers who are learning to synthesize while reading in order to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because readers will naturally make text to self connections to infer character emotion, which will lead to visualization. Through naturally using multiple reading strategies, readers will be able to begin comprehending more sophisticated texts. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for The Summer My Father Was Ten 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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