A BAD CASE OF STRIPES activities and lesson plan ideas
Are you looking for activities and lesson plan ideas for A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon?
Like the hundreds of other Starts With a Story Picture Book Companions, this read aloud activity packet makes lesson planning and prep easy for you and literature-based learning engaging for your 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade students.
Read aloud the book (or stream a video of it being read aloud online).
Use the comprehension discussion questions to practice reading skills and strategies as you talk about the story.
Select the activities you want to use (there are both printable pdfs and digital versions included). Pick from the collection of vocabulary word resources, 30 writing prompts, mentor text grammar activities, and lots of different reader response graphic organizer worksheets there are included to choose from.
There are even social-emotional learning lesson plan ideas based on the characters and events from the book, A Bad Case of Stripes.
THIS READING UNIT USES THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
◼️ READING STRATEGIES
☐ making predictions
☐ summarizing / retelling
☐ analyzing character
☐ cause and effect
☐ identifying the theme / lesson / or moral
◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
☐ staying true to yourself
◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
☐ proper nouns
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
Camilla worries a lot about what people think of her. This is why she won’t eat her favorite food, lima beans. Camilla is horrified when she is picking out her first day of school outfit, and develops stripes all over her body.
Many different doctors and specialists come to Camilla’s house to try to cure her. Her stripes get worse and worse with every remedy they try. One day, an old woman comes to Camilla’s house and offers her some lima beans as a cure. Camilla won’t admit that she likes them until the woman goes to leave. Camilla stops her and eats the beans, and her stripes go away!
Students will love this story about the importance of staying true to yourself.
THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:
➜ Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
➜ Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
➜ Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
➜ Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
➜ Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
➜ Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space
➜ Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution
➜ Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book
➜ Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)
➜ Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration
➜ Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
➜ Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally
➜ Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram
➜ Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another
➜ Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence
➜ Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
➜ Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board
➜ 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End
➜ 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping
➜ 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
➜ 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:
- persuasive / opinion
- expository / informative
- creative / story writing
- procedure / how-to
- list making
- letter / postcard writing
- book reviews
INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:
➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)
➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables