The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas
The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas
The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas
The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas
The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Donkey Egg activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Donkey Egg Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Janet Stevens and Susan Crummel'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

plot | problem - solution

☐ identifying genre

☐ rhyme | rhythm | repetition

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ best-effort

☐ kindness

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ interjections

☐ nouns

☐ capitalization

☐ adjectives

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Bear’s farm was a mess and in need of repair. He didn’t seem to mind though and spent his days sleeping on the porch until Fox stopped by. Fox convinced Bear to buy a watermelon, telling him it was a donkey egg that would hatch and help tend to the farm. Bear took his job of caring for the donkey egg seriously. He kept it warm, safe, and happy. His neighbor, Hare, was training for a race and was always surprised to see Bear out of his chair, taking care of the egg.

Bear spent weeks caring for his donkey egg until one day, he started to fall asleep. The donkey egg started to roll away, down the hill. Bear and Hare chased after it but were too late, it smashed on the ground and seeds went everywhere. Bear decided to plant the watermelon seeds and Hare helped. When the two friends sold all their watermelon, they were finally able to get a donkey.

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