The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas
The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas
The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas
The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas
The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose At School Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Laura Murray's book. Read aloud the St. Patrick's Day 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

☐ summarize / retell

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing setting

☐ point of view

☐ rhyme | rhythm | repetition

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ being respectful

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ nouns

☐ suffixes

☐ contractions

☐ prepositions

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

This book tells the story of a peculiar day the Gingerbread Man and his classmates had at school. It all started when they heard a laugh and saw the Leprechaun run down the hall. They followed his notes around the school, finding mess after mess that the Leprechaun created. First the music room, then the bathroom and library! The Gingerbread Man knew he had to come up with a plan to catch the Leprechaun before he made a mess of the classroom.

The Gingerbread Man gathered his supplies and set up the trap. When the Leprechaun entered the room he was covered with glue, flung across the room, and wrapped with toilet paper. The Gingerbread Man knew his trap worked and asked the Leprechaun to clean up the mess. Once the school was clean, the Gingerbread Man let go of the Leprechaun and knew he would be ready with a new plan next year.

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