Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas
Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas
Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas
Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas
Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas
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Picture Day Perfection activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Picture Day Perfection Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Deborah Diesen'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

☐ analyzing character

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ ask and answer questions

☐ figurative language

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ problem solving

☐ self esteem

☐ making good choices

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ prefixes

☐ suffixes

☐ contractions

☐ verb tense

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen is the story about a young boy trying to get the perfect school picture. He has been planning it for months! Unfortunately, he runs into several mishaps on picture day. These include getting covered in syrup, making a mess with paint, and having the wrong backdrop.

 

In the end, the boy did not get his perfect picture, he was smiling! His mom thought it was the perfect picture, but next year the boy plans to get it right.

Students will enjoy this hilarious story about school picture day. They will laugh at the boy’s mishaps and the funny pictures throughout.



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