No Monkeys, No Chocolate: Teacher's Guide

Source: Charlesbridge

No Monkeys, No Chocolate utilizes a dual-layered text to appeal to readers of a wide range in age and grade level. Throughout this guide you’ll find activities to use with younger children (kindergarten to grade two) as well as older readers (grades three to five). The activities directly address a variety of standards across the curriculum (see list below). After each activity you’ll find an abbreviation of the standard addressed by that activity.

Resource Information

Age Range 5 - 8 years
Literacy Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1 Anchor Standards for Reading: Key Ideas and Details: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2 Anchor Standards for Reading: Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3 Anchor Standards for Reading: Key Ideas and Details: Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4 Anchor Standards for Reading: Craft and Structure: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5 Anchor Standards for Reading: Craft and Structure: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.