First Come the Zebra Teacher’s Guide

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Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and cooking activities extend the learning experience. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a themed bulletin board that showcases the book, including pictures and vocabulary 
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog; direct pupils to answer the question and reply to their peers 
  • Group pupils in literature circles homogeneously based on reading level for a more focused practice approach, or heterogeneously to enhance the way peers work with and assist each other 
Classroom Considerations
  • The story's guided reading level is third grade, based on the Spache Readability Formula
  • The duration may vary depending on the number of activities you choose to implement 
  • Includes teacher tips throughout the lesson 
  • Comes with a summary of the story
  • Contains teaching strategies to best reach English language learners
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