Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas
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Little Boo activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Little Boo Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Stephen Wunderli’s book. Read aloud the Halloween 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

☐ synthesizing

☐ point of view

☐ plot | problem and solution

☐ making inferences

☐ sequencing

☐ cause and effect

☐ analyzing setting

☐ analyzing character

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ patience

☐ growing up

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ shades of meaning

☐ adjectives

☐ suffixes

☐ interjections

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Little Boo is the story of a small pumpkin seed who just wants to be scary! He tries to scare leaves, a grub, and snowflakes with no success. As winter comes, the wind tells the seed that it is not time to scare just yet, he must be patient. She buries him in the dirt and the seed sleeps through the winter. He awakes to find that he has a sprout, but the wind reminds him to be patient. As he continues to grow from a seed, to a flower, and to a fruit, he is anxious to start scaring. The wind is always there to remind him it is not time yet. Finally, the seed has grown into a pumpkin. He is picked from the field and taken inside. Before long, he has been turned into a jack o’lantern and tries to scare a cat. The wind encourages him and tells him to keep trying. Finally, the pumpkin that used to be a seed, was ready to be scary.

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