This is a five page "Hey, Little Ant" opinion writing piece based off of the book "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip M. Hoose. There are two pages for the writing (the 2nd page is for students that want an additional page--handwriting/dotted lines and regular lines both included) and 3 pages for the graph
Hey, Little Ant is a great book to use for persuasive/opinion writing.
Everything you need is included to create the craftivity and more and a COMPLETE NO PREP version is included as well.
Great for all levels- younger students can be read the Amazing Ant Facts and older students can complete all
This is a great quick activity to do as a mini lesson on opinion or persuasive writing. After reading the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose, students will complete a writing graphic organizer and then write. Hope you enjoy!
I used this organizer in my second grade class during our persuasive writing unit. We read "Hey Little Ant" together as a class and talked about the persuasion that was taking place in the story. I had students use this organizer to record reasons to squish the ant and reasons to save the ant. They
This pack goes with the book "Hey, Little Ant". Included are persuasive and opinion writing prompts!
- "Should the boy squish the ant? Why or why not?" TWO different response papers (one with regular lines and one with dotted lines)
- "Would you squish the ant?" TWO different response pap
Hey, Little Ant written by Phillip M. Hoose, is a wonderful persuasive story. This product enables students to practice reading, writing, and math skills.
Students are able to:
*Explain the point of view of both the kid and the ant.
*Identify character traits of both the kid and the ant.
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Children are intrigued by the opened ended question at the conclusion of the book, Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose. This book lends itself perfec
These ant-themed activities will keep your students engaged and excited all day after reading Hey, Little Ant! (Written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. Illustrated by Debbie Tilley.). Reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, and science activities are included in this listing! Wow! Have fun with E
This pack contains activities to go with the book Hey, Little Ant by Philip M. Hoose. It includes:
Naming Part/Telling Part
Ant Pro/Con T-chart for students
3 Different Save or Squish the ant writing organizers
Answer sheets are
Children need to think and talk about what they have read or what has been read to them. These question and answer sticks are one way to support literacy and stretch student understanding and appreciation of the story, Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose.
You will need to check out the book
Students define and illustrate the vocabulary terms from the book, "Hey Little Ant". Vocabulary word cards are included in the product. Also included is a generic page where the students can choose one vocabulary word, define it, and use it in a sentence.
This activity is perfect for the Common Cor
This opinion writing mini-unit uses the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose as an anchor text to inspire fabulous writing! After reading the book, students will form their own opinion - should the ant be squished or not? Students can then use the outline in this unit to organize their
This is a writing paper for the book Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose. I have my students write a letter to the boy persuading him to either not squish the ant or to go ahead and squish it. The kids can then decorate the head to look like the boy.
This pack contains comprehension activities related to the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Anna Hoose. It contains:
1. Story anchor charts for bulletin board
2. “Ants” Are, Can, Have printable
3. Story comprehension questions
4. “Little Ant” character web
5. Class Graph
6. Prediction printable
9 pages of reading comprehension worksheets to accompany the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. Students will review using quotations, story event recall, main idea, editing skills, sequencing, and persuasive letter writing.
Your students will bring the story of a boy who is about to squish a tiny ant but has a change of heart to life AND improve their fluency (pace, smoothness, expression) at the same time!
This 2-page lay is based on the book by Phillip and Hannah Hoose and has 3 characters: Narrator, Boy, Ant.
The book "Hey Little Ant" by Philip and Hannah Hoose is a great one! I used it this quarter to teach about persuasive writing, friendly letter writing, AND integrity! It really got my class thinking about the difference between right and wrong and how their actions can have all kinds of reactions th
Use this 8 1/2" x 45 " banner to display your class' opinion writing for the book, Hey,Little Ant.
File will print out onto 5 sheets. You will need to assemble and then laminate if desired.
*** Please be sure when printing this file that you have the"Print as Image" box checked on your print dial
This pack is full of resources to go along with the story "Hey, Little Ant!" There are resources for interactive notebooks or full-sheet pages. These can be used in small groups or as a whole group.
It includes activities for:
Point of View
-An interactive journal page.
-A differentiated journal pa
After students have read (or been read to) Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose, they can be given this activity to enhance reading comprehension and focus in on characters responding to events or challenges in a text.
Meets the CCSS RL.2.3 and RL.2.7
Stop and Think, Think Aloud, Turn and Talk, and Stop and Jot questions to go along with the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. These questions have a focus on identifying a character’s feelings and using details from the text/reasons to support an opinion. They are all available to
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After listening to the story, Hey, Little Ant by Hannah Hoose, the students will decide if the story is written in 1st or 3rd person point of view. Then, they will write the point of view of the ant and the point of view of the boy. Last, the students will need to provide evidence to support the p
This opinion writing unit using the story, "Hey, Little Ant," is filled with lesson plans, graphic organizers, and teacher samples. This opinion writing project streamlines the writing process and introduces students (2nd & 3rd grade) to writing five-paragraph essays. Lesson plans are broken up
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-Response to reading worksheets Use them
Getting your students to slow down, reflect as they read, and engage with the text in different ways are all part of being a good reader and are goals of close reading. While this can be a difficult skill for students to master, teaching it doesn't have to be! Jennifer Horner and I have teamed up to
A great way to introduce FOUR of the Depth and Complexity GATE icons to your class is with the text "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. Included in this packet is a blank graphic organizer with FOUR icons pre selected and an answer key to help the discussion along. After reading the text,
Using the ADORABLE book, Hey, Little Ant, students can use this graphic organizer to prewrite a letter to the "kid" explaining their point of view on squishing the ant or NOT squishing the ant.
Very cute read & graphic organzier is easy for kids to follow along on their own! :)
A wonderful collection of activities that correlate with the book,
"Hey, Little Ant."
Prediction - 3 activities
Beginning Middle End
Main idea with details
Who what when where why how
Illustrating and describing the setting
ABC order cut and paste
These kindness and empathy activities are the perfect way to teach your students about how to treat others. Students will learn to avoid behaviors that “SQUISH” which are: “start or spread rumors” “quit including others” “use mean words” “ignore someone on purpose” “say threatening things” and “humi
-Follow the story, "Hey Little Ant"
- Students will form an opinion or whether to "squish" or "save" the ant.
- Students will learn about an author's purpose
- Students will learn how to formulate and opinion writing piece using the OREO method.
- Opinion Writing
This packet encourages students to research in order to strengthen an argument.
Hey, Little Ant! by Phillip and Hannah Hoose is a rhyming picture book with dialog between a kid and an ant. Reading this book with kids is a great way to open a discussion about why we do what we do. What should the ki
This 6 page document includes pre and post lesson instructions along with a success criteria and graphic organizer for your students. The text Hey, little Ant is a wonderful book that promotes social justice along with persuasive writing.
This is a five day set of lesson plans for the interactive read aloud Hey Little Ant. The children are doing text based debate with the read aloud. The plans include copies of charts that were developed during the lessons. It also includes a chart at the end to track student work. This lesson wa
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These activities are based off of Hannah & Phillip Hoose’s book
“Hey, Little Ant”. This pack is perfect for teaching opinion writing and bulling.
Common Core areas addressed:
English Language Arts
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How do you feel about something?
Students read the book "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose and discuss their opinion on what the little boy should do at the end of the book.
Rough draft paper
Final copy paper
This is a product to go with the picture book "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip H. Hoose. The story goes back and forth between a little boy and an ant. The boy give multiple reasons why he should squish the ant, and the ant in return gives multiple reason why the little boy should not squish him. Use
This is a set of resources I created based on the book "Hey Little Ant!" by Phillip House. I used the book as a read aloud to kick of a persuasive writing unit. The students wrote their first piece of persuasive writing about their answer to the question "should he squish the ant or not?" using the
A power point combined with an activity sheet that helps younger students understand the consequences of bullying and peer pressure. Paired with the book "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip Hoose and Hannah Hoose, this is an eye capturing and informative way to help students understand their choices involv
Hey Little Ant by Hannah Hoose and Phillip Hoose helps your students see both sides of a problem by looking at the reasons or arguments for both parties. They worksheet asks them to recognize what's happening, record the reasons or arguments for both sides, and form their own opinion.
Use this graphic organizer for point of view.
*Students compare their point of view to that of either the boy or the ant from the story Hey Little Ant.
*Students perform a writing task utilizing their opinions to write a persuasive paragraph.
Hey, Little Ant
By Philip and Hannah Hoose
A young boy has decided to squish an ant and can think of many reasons why he should. But the ant has its own reasons for why he shouldn’t. The boy has to make a decision, to squish or not to squish?
Book Unit Contents:
Color and Trace
This opinion writing packet is meant to be used after reading the popular story: Hey Little Ant by: Hannah and Phillip Hoose. This fun book makes it easy to hook and engage students!
This packet includes 3 mini posters to help teach and remind your children what opinion writing is and the differen
After reading the story "Hey, Little Ant!", engage students in a persuasive writing activity. Students will decide if they want to squish the ant, or, keep him alive. From there, students need to provide 3 reasons why they made that choice. Students will then develop a concluding statement.
After reading Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose, students can organize their thoughts on whether to squish or not squish the ant. Then they can write a letter to the kid persuading him what they think he should do or write an opinion piece.
Opinion writing for the children's picture book "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose.
If you were the boy, would you squish the ant? Two pages of writing paper included.
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