This picture book companion is a complete supplemental resource for Julia Finley Mosca’s book, The Girl With a Mind for Math: Raye Montague.
With 55 print-and-go reading activities to choose from, this resource is ideal for customizing learning to your student’s specific needs and academic ability.
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Students will investigate context clues, identify story elements, determine the theme, conduct research, practice plotting story events, analyze characters, make predictions and connections, find meaning in figurative language, respond to writing prompts, and much more! The activities provided are designed to enable students to apply higher-level thinking skills, to encourage students to provide text evidence to support their thinking, and to challenge students to express their own thoughts and/or perspectives.
It’s the ideal interactive read-aloud for educating students about the engineer Raye Montague, pursuing a passion, demonstrating dedication, overcoming obstacles, and so much more! It’s a great addition to units on Women’s History Month, women in STEM, Black History Month, influential people in history, or biographies. Students will love the engaging and fun activities, and you will appreciate the time saved hunting for high-level resources to teach reading concepts that students frequently struggle with.
- Making Predictions – Before reading the book, students will examine the front cover and describe what they see, make predictions about what the book is about, and the questions they think the book might answer.
- Story Elements – Students fill in the boxes with words and pictures to represent the story elements.
- Summarizing – Students complete the Somebody, Wanted, Because, But, So graphic organizer and write a summary of the story.
- Cause & Effect – 4 differentiated versions are included. (ANSWER KEY INCLUDED).
- Context Clues – Students will determine the meaning of phrases from the story and use context clues to infer what the author is trying to communicate (ANSWER KEY INCLUDED).
- Chain of Events – Students will show how one event led to another in the story.
- Problem & Solution – Students will identify problems & solutions in the story.
- Setting Influences the Plot – Students will answer the questions about the setting of the story to gain a better understanding of how a story’s setting helps to build the narrative’s mood, plot, and character development.
- Story Plot – Students organize the events of the story on the graphic organizer.
- Timeline of Events – Students will use the story, the biography at the end of the book, and/or research to create a timeline of Raye Montague’s life.
- Character Inside & Out – Students include details from the story to describe what the character says, thinks, does, and feels.
- Character Traits – 3 differentiated versions are included for this activity. Students will choose important character traits that describe the main character and provide evidence from the text to support their choices.
- Overcoming Obstacles – Students will fill in the T-Chart with physical, emotional, or mental obstacles the character faced and describe their response to those challenges.
- Character Change – Students choose character traits to describe how the character changed throughout the story and support their thinking with evidence from the text.
- Character Development – Students describe how the character changed and developed throughout the story, state their opinion regarding which event impacted the character the most, and support their thinking with evidence from the text.
- Character Perspective – Students will compare character perspectives in the story by drawing a picture and adding words to the thought bubbles.
- Character Summary – Students will summarize the main character focusing on challenges, response to challenges, flaws, positive characteristics, and completing a timeline of 5 events that showcase the character’s behavior.
- Making Connections – Students make connections to an event from the story.
- Making Inferences – Students use clues and schema to come up with two inferences they made from the text.
- Theme #1 – Students answer the questions to determine which theme best fits the story and provide text evidence to support their choice.
- Theme #2 – Students answer the questions to determine the theme of the story and provide text evidence.
- Thematic Statements – Students choose the thematic statement that they believe best fits the story and include evidence from the text to support their choice.
- Reader Response Questions – Students respond to multiple choice and short-answer questions (ANSWER KEY included).
- 2 – Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle – Students complete crossword puzzles by matching words from the story to their definitions (ANSWER KEYS included).
- Vocabulary Word Search Puzzle – Students find the hidden words in the puzzle (ANSWER KEY included).
- Figurative Language – Students read the text taken from the story, circle the type of figurative language used, determine what is being compared, state the meaning, and answer the extension questions for each example (ANSWER KEY INCLUDED).
- Sensory Details – Students choose an event from the story and describe it with the five senses.
- Reading Text & Illustrations – Students will read the text, examine the illustrations, and answer the response questions (Color and B&W options included).
- 2-Quote Connections – Students will read the provided quote and give thoughtful responses to the questions using the story, personal experiences, background knowledge, as well as opinions to guide their responses.
- Quote Cards – Included are 24 quotes from the story. Students will use the quotations to complete the following activities.
- Quote Pair Up – Students choose quote cards to compare and contrast.
- Inspirational Quote – Students will choose a quote card and add an illustration that depicts the quote to create an inspirational poster.
- The Perfect Playlist – Students will design a soundtrack for the story, which includes creating a playlist of FOUR songs that represent four BIG IDEAS consistently seen throughout the book and designing an album cover that symbolizes the theme of the story.
- Social Media Star – Students create an Instagram post of her attending the launch of the ship she designed.
- Biography – Students research further into the life of the character.
- Who Was Raye Montague? – Students research to learn more about the character’s life and complete a biography one-pager.
- Infographic Planning Sheet – Students will complete the planning sheet and create an infographic for one of the main ideas provided or come up with a main idea for a topic that relates to the story.
- 7-Writing Prompts – Students respond to writing prompts with personal opinions, experiences, and or evidence from the text to support their thinking.
- Book Review – Students rate how much they enjoyed the book, draw a new cover, and explain why kids should or should not read it.
- Design a Book Cover – Students design a new cover for the book.
This resource is for extension read-aloud activities only. The book is not included.
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