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Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


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Stapleless Book

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!


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RWT Stapleless Book

Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

RWT Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book app is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting. Students can choose from several different layouts for the pages of their books.


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  • Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle (Little Simon, 1996)

  • Scissors, crayons, pencils, and paper

  • Sentence strips

  • Small dry-erase boards

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1. This lesson uses the predictable text Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle. To prepare for the lesson, you may wish to visit the following pages on The Official Eric Carle Website.
  • Biographical Notes for Eric Carle. This page contains biographical information about the author that you can share with your students.
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. This page gives additional information about the author and his writing habits. After reading Have You Seen My Cat?, return to this page with your students to answer any questions that may have been generated from their experience with the book.
  • Caterpillar Exchange. This page enables teachers to discuss books by Eric Carle and exchange ideas for lessons. Use this page to gain additional ideas for extending the lesson.
Make copies of the Word Cards for each student.

3. Write the sentences, "Have you seen my cat?" and "This is not my cat." on sentence strips.

4. Bookmark the interactive Stapleless Book on students' computers.

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