A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas
A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas
A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas
A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas
A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas
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A Color of His Own activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our A Color of His Own Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Leo Lionni's book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

summarize or retell

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ sequencing

☐ cause and effect

☐ identifying theme, message, or moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ individuality

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ plural nouns

☐ prepositions

☐ adjectives

☐ homophones

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

All animals have their own color, except chameleons. The chameleon in this book is tired of always changing colors, and wants to find a color of his own. He attempts to remain on a leaf forever so he does not change color, but the leaf changes color itself and eventually falls off the branch.

After a long cold winter, the chameleon ventures out into the grass when spring comes. He meets an older chameleon and asks if they will ever have a color of their own. The older chameleon suggests that the two stay together forever. Although they will change color, they will always be the same color as each other. This causes the chameleons to live a much happier life.

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:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • 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