The Story of Ferdinand  activities and lesson plan ideas
The Story of Ferdinand  activities and lesson plan ideas
The Story of Ferdinand  activities and lesson plan ideas
The Story of Ferdinand  activities and lesson plan ideas
The Story of Ferdinand  activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Story of Ferdinand activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Story of Ferdinand Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Munro Leaf'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

☐ summarize / retell

☐ analyzing character

☐ anaylzing illustrations

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ identifying theme | message | moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ individuality

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ action verbs

☐ base words

☐ suffixes

☐ synonyms

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Ferdinand was a small bull who was different than all the other bulls. He preferred to sit quietly under a tree and smell the flowers. The other young bulls spent their days running, jumping and butting heads. Ferdinand was not interested in that. His mother worried that he was lonesome, but when she realized he was happy being alone, she let him be.

Overtime, Ferdinand grew to be big and strong. One day, Ferdinand was stung by a bee when men were at the pasture to choose a bull for the bullfights. As Ferdinand started to jump and butt around, they thought he was the fiercest bull and took him to Madrid for the fight. However, when Ferdinand entered the ring, everyone was disappointed to see that he would not fight. He only wanted to sit quietly and smell the flowers. The fighters were mad and disappointed so they took Ferdinand home.

 

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