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									                Unit 2: Pre-Kindergarten Open-Ended Questions
Book Title: Sunshine and Storm     Author: Elisabeth Jones James Coplestone      Common Core Correlations: RL

                                                        Read 1
 Suggested Vocabulary: best friend, Sunshine, Storm, angry, weather, feelings, puddle, remember
 Conversation Starter: Explain that even though we all have a lot of friends, sometimes we have a best friend. This
 is a friend who we like to be with the most. Explain that this story is about Sunshine and Storm, who are best
 friends. Because they are such good friends, they spend a lot of time together and do lots of fun together.
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                   Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                           Child Response: “They go for walks”
                                                                Where might they walk to?
 Describe what Sunshine and Storm like to do together.          What game did they play when they walked?
                                                           Child Response: “They go outside”
                                                                What do they do outside?
                                                                What do they see when they are outside?
 Turn and Talk: Share what you like to do with your best friend?



                                                        Read 2
 Suggested Vocabulary: best friend, Sunshine, Storm, angry, weather, feelings, puddle, remember
 Conversation Starter: Lead a discussion on rainy and sunny days. Explain that Sunshine and Storm have names
 related to those types of weather. Talk about why each animal might have gotten their names. Help children
 understand that Sunshine is orange like the sun and Storm is gray and black like a stormy sky.
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                  Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                          Child Responses: “Storm went outside”
                                                               What did Storm do outside in the rain?
 What did Storm do on the rainy day? What did                  Why do you think Storm liked to be outside in the
 Sunshine do?                                                    rain?
                                                          Child Response: “Sunshine stayed inside.”
                                                                What did Sunshine do inside?
                                                                Why do you think Sunshine liked to stay inside?
 Turn and Talk: Tell if you like rainy days or sunny days better and explain why.



                                                        Read 3
 Suggested Vocabulary: best friend, Sunshine, Storm, angry, weather, feelings, puddle, remember
 Conversation Starter: Lead a discussion about times when friends – even best friends – get angry with each other.
 Talk about what it means to feel angry. Explain that angry means to be mad. Ask students to make angry faces.
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                  Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                          Child Response: : “He made Sunshine wet”
                                                               How did he make her wet?
                                                               What did Sunshine do when she got wet?
                                                          Child Response: “Storm remembered that Sunshine did not
 Describe why Sunshine was angry with Storm? Tell         like to get wet. Sunshine realized it was a mistake.”
 how they made up and became friends again.                    What reminded Storm that Sunshine didn’t like to
                                                                  get wet?
                                                               Describe how the shoed each other they were friend
                                                                  again
 Turn and Talk: Describe a time when you were angry at your best friend and tell why. How did you make up?

								
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