These are two formal lesson plans for the stories, A Pet and Papa's Parrot, from the book Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant.Each lesson has a Teaching Point, Aim, Rationale, Common Core Standards, Motivation, Active Engagement, and Link. There are also pictures of the anchor charts to be used during instruction. You can modify them as you see fit. I am working on writing a lesson for each story in the book, so look for more in the near future. If you need lessons for observations these will save you lots of time and thinking.