DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LIBRARY activities, worksheets & lesson plan ideas
This DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LIBRARY Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.
Following an interactive read-aloud of the picture book, DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LIBRARY by Julie Gassman and Andy Elkerton, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!
THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
☐ SUMMARIZE / RETELL
☐ ANALYZING ILLUSTRATIONS
☐ IDENTIFY THE MAIN IDEA
☐ AUTHOR’S PURPOSE
☐ RHYME | RHYTHM | REPETITION
◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
☐ MULTIPLE MEANING WORDS
◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
There are many rules to follow when visiting the library: no running, no shouting and you must take care of the books. However, the most important rule that everyone must follow is not to bring a dragon to the library.
Although they might want to take part in story time or library shows, they are simply not allowed. A dragon at story time would take up too much space, and a dancing dragon at a show could cause a big mess. Even though libraries are big, they are not big enough for dragons roaming the aisles, they will knock over the shelves. A dragon inside the library could even get too excited and start a fire!
However, there is still a way for dragons to enjoy all the great stories libraries have to offer. Children can use their library cards to bring books home to dragons for them to enjoy!
This entertaining story about the rules of a library is sure to keep students laughing!
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