This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.
Chester Cricket meets Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat in Times Square. He relates the story of how he found himself transported to Times Square in a picnic basket that he had climbed into at his home in Connecticut. A friendship ensues among the characters, which helps Chester adjust to his new surroundings. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.