Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas
Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas
Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas
Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas
Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas
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Field Trip Fiasco activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Field Trip Fiasco Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Julie Danneberg'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 inferences

☐ making predictions

☐ analyzing character

☐ making connections

☐ sequencing

☐ cause and effect

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ problem-solving

☐ expectations

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ adverbs

☐ interjections

☐ time order words

☐ onomatopoeia

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Mrs. Hartwell, a favorite character from the book First Day Jitters, is back in this field trip story. She is planning to take her class on a field trip to the zoo to be animal observers. Their last field trip did not go well so this time Mrs. Hartwell has done her research and prepared with her bag of tricks.

Despite her planning, the students come across several problems while at the zoo. First, the bus breaks down but Mrs. Hartwell is prepared with animal crackers. When two girls trip and get hurt she has bandages, and when Eddie gets sprayed by the elephant she has an extra shirt. Mrs. Hartwell realizes the students writing on their observation sheets is the cause of these accidents and allows the students to put them away and enjoy the zoo. When they return to school, the students write about their trip and it is clear everyone had a great time.

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