This file contains a Common Core literature lesson for a read-aloud of Jan Brett's, Hedgie's Surprise, a great story to go with your eggs and life cycle units this spring. It also includes a literal recall worksheet and a literature response "Make -a Book" in which the learners draw and write about Hedgie's attempts to trick the Tomten and the surprise at the end of the story.
This lesson includes pre-reading discussions including vocabulary development; during reading prompts including making predictions; post-reading comprehension including literal, inferential and critical response questions. Learners can compare this story to Jan Brett's, The Easter Egg.
There is a question for connecting the concepts in the story to OLWEUS or other anti-bullying program.
There are directions for having your learners participate in a cooperative group response activity. This response activity can also be done by individuals.
This lesson is Common Core aligned!
This file does not contain the story of Hedgie's Surprise