A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas
A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas
A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas
A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas
A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas
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A Sick Day For Amos McGee activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our A Sick Day for Amos McGee Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Phillip C. Stead'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

making predictions

☐ summarize and retell

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ ask and answer questions

☐ sequencing

☐ cause and effect

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ kindness

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ verb tense

☐ plural noun

☐ parenthesis

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Each morning, Amos McGee wakes up and gets ready for work. He takes the bus to the zoo, where he has many friends waiting to see him. Although he is busy, Amos makes time to visit with each one of his zoo animal friends. He plays chess with the elephant, reads to the owl, and runs races with the tortoise. One day, Amos wakes up feeling too sick to go to work. The animals are anxiously waiting for him and start to worry.

Amos is surprised to see his animal friends at his house! They have come to take care of him! The rhino lends Amos a handkerchief when he sneezes, the owl reads him a story, and the penguin keeps his feet warm. After a cup of tea and spending time with his friends, Amos starts to feel better. The friends head to bed so they can get an early bus back to the zoo in the morning.

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