Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Three readings make up a close reading lesson showcasing Mem Fox's picture book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. After each reading, take part in a different activity designed to support comprehension and answer the question, What is a memory? Activities include a story retell, grand discussion questions, vocabulary practice, writing, and more!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Share memories with the class, either orally, written, or illustrated
  • Have a collection of books by Mem Fox available for pupils to browse when time permits
  • Invite scholars to create their own main idea bag about other Mem Fox's books from items at home and share with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with story elements
  • Visit your school library to check out, or download onto your mobile learning device, a copy of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

  • Lesson thoroughly describes comprehension strategies listed throughout the plan 
  • Cooperative learning activities are incorporated within each reading activity
  • Time is alotted and activities are listed to check for understanding 

  • None
Common Core