There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas
There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas
There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas
There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas
There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas
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There Might Be Lobsters activities and lesson plan ideas

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 Our There Might Be Lobsters Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Carolyn Crimi'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

☐ visualizing

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing setting

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ identifying theme | message | moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ bravery

☐ managing stress and anxiety

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ suffixes

☐ action verbs

☐ prepositions

☐ onomatopoeia

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Eleanor is ready for a day at the beach with her dog Sukie. However, Sukie is a small dog and there are many things at the beach she is afraid of. Sukie won’t walk down the stairs to the beach because she is afraid she’ll get hurt so Eleanor must carry her. Once on the beach, Sukie just sits there. She doesn’t splash in the water with Eleanor and she doesn't play with the beach ball. Sukie worries about being swept out to sea, popping the ball, and most of, lobsters.

When Sukie’s favorite toy, Chunka Munka, gets pulled into the water, she realizes she must be brave. Despite her fears, Sukie paddles into the water to retrieve her beloved toy. Eleanor is so proud of her and more importantly, Sukie is proud of herself. Students will love this sweet story about a very nervous dog.

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