Cozy up to this award-winning classic and introduce young readers to this enjoyable, charismatic story. This instructional guide for literature was created to support this story and is filled with appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature. Everything you need is packed into this guide and is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. Teachers are also encouraged to work with multiple versions of this story and compare and contrast them with students. A special section was added specifically for this task! This guide is the perfect way to help early readers analyze this beautifully illustrated story while adding rigor to their explorations of rich, complex literature.
About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.