Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Jannell Cannon'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

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ ask and answer questions

☐ author's purpose

☐ cause and effect

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ self-esteem

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ suffixes

☐ action verbs

☐ verb tense

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT: 

Patty Lovell’s book, STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELON tells a sweet story of a young girl. Molly Lou Melon is the shortest girl in her class, is clumsy, and has teeth that stick out. Her grandma always taught her that she should be proud of who she is and stand tall. One day, Molly finds out that she needs to move. She is leaving her grandma and friends and starting a new school.

At her school, Ronald Durkin starts to tease Molly about her about being short and having big teeth. Molly continues to be proud of herself and impress the other students with her unique qualities. Eventually, Ronald is able to see Molly for who she is. Molly realizes that her grandma was right, if she loves herself others will love her too.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is a wonderful story of self-confidence and being true to yourself.

 

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