The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas
The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas
The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas
The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas
The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Recess Queen activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Recess Queen Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Alexis O'Neill's book. Read aloud the Back to School 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

☐ comparing and contrasting

☐ analyzing character

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ author's purpose

☐ rhyme | rhythm | repetition

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ conflict resolution

☐ expectations

☐ making good choices

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ plural nouns

☐ action verbs

☐ suffixes

☐ apostrophes

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

 

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill tells the story of a young girl named Jean. She is the Queen of recess at her school. She is always the one to go first when playing games and will growl at anyone who crosses her.

One day, a new student, Katie Sue, joins Jean’s class. Not knowing the rules, Katie Sue kicks, bounces and jumps before Jean. When Jean confronts Katie, she is surprised to find that Katie Sue talks back! As Jean chases Katie around the playground, everyone is caught off guard when Katie Sue asks Jean to jump rope with her. At first, Jean is shocked and doesn't know what to do, but with some encouragement from her classmates, Jean starts to jump. From that day on, not only is Jean friends with Katie Sue, but she enjoys playing with her classmates too!


Our The Recess Queen Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Alexis O'Neill's book. Read aloud the Back to School 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

☐ comparing and contrasting

☐ analyzing character

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ author's purpose

☐ rhyme | rhythm | repetition

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ conflict resolution

☐ expectations

☐ making good choices

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ plural nouns

☐ action verbs

☐ suffixes

☐ apostrophes

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill tells the story of a young girl named Jean. She is the Queen of recess at her school. She is always the one to go first when playing games and will growl at anyone who crosses her.

One day, a new student, Katie Sue, joins Jean’s class. Not knowing the rules, Katie Sue kicks, bounces and jumps before Jean. When Jean confronts Katie, she is surprised to find that Katie Sue talks back! As Jean chases Katie around the playground, everyone is caught off guard when Katie Sue asks Jean to jump rope with her. At first, Jean is shocked and doesn't know what to do, but with some encouragement from her classmates, Jean starts to jump. From that day on, not only is Jean friends with Katie Sue, but she enjoys playing with her classmates too!

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