Stranger in the Woods Activity
Based on the children's book by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick

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gold star Standards:

2.1. Numbers, Number Systems and Number Relationships
B. Apply number theory concepts to rename a number quantity (e.g., six, 6, 212, 3 × 2, 10 − 4).
G. Use concrete objects to count, order and group. numbers in various ways.

2.2. Computation and Estimation
A. Apply addition and subtraction in everyday situations using concrete objects. A. Create and solve word problems involving addition, subtraction,

1.1. Learning to Read Independently
C. Use knowledge of phonics, word analysis (e.g., root words, prefixes and suffixes), syllabication, picture and context clues to decode and understand new words during reading.
F. Understand the meaning of and use correctly new vocabulary learned in various subject areas.
G. Demonstrate after reading understanding and interpretation of both fiction and nonfiction text.
• Retell or summarize the major ideas, themes or procedures of the text.
• Connect the new information or ideas in the text to known information.
• Clarify ideas and understandings through rereading and discussion.
• Make responsible assertions about the text by citing evidence from the text.

1.2. Reading Critically in All Content Areas
A. Read and understand essential content of informational texts and documents in all academic areas.
Make inferences from text when studying a topic (e.g., science, social studies) and draw conclusions based on text.

1.3. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
A. Read and understand works of literature

B. Identify literary elements in stories describing characters, setting and plot.

Science and Technology
3.1. Unifying Themes
A. Know that natural and human-made objects are made up of parts.

C. Illustrate patterns that regularly occur and reoccur in nature.
• Use knowledge of natural patterns to predict next occurrences (e.g., seasons, leaf patterns, lunar phases).

3.2. Inquiry and Design
B. Describe objects in the world using the five senses.
• Recognize observational descriptors from each of the five senses (e.g., see-blue, feel-rough).
• Use observations to develop a descriptive vocabulary.

B. Apply process knowledge to make and interpret observations.
• Describe relationships by making inferences and predictions.

3.7. Technological Devices
D. Use basic computer software. Apply specific instructional software.

E. Identify basic computer communications systems. • Apply a web browser.

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