How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett Lesson Plan and Activities
K - 3rd, Homeschool
A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text book How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex. Also included are printable posters for the Writer's Process!
Lessons and activities focus on:
- Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
- analyzing fiction and nonfiction text elements
- central message / lesson
- Main idea and details
- using text evidence to close read
- Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses
- writing process
- being an author
- author's purpose
The lesson plans include:
- teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
- printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
- 4-5 day plan
- Discussion questions
- Suggested discussion strategies
- Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
- Anchor chart examples
- Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
- Great for bilingual classrooms
- Printable worksheets for written responses
How to Use This Resource:
- whole group
- small group
- as a reading intervention
- special education (SPED)
- bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
- with ELLs for ESL instruction
- Great for K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade
Your kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade students will love this story!
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).