Miss Rumphius Book Companion and Spring | Earth Day Activities

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Amazing unit. I tied it into an environmental unit. We planted lupin seeds and we created recycling posters. It was so much fun!
I used this with my students after state testing and they loved the activities! They had so much fun with it.


Miss Rumphius is one of my favorite picture books to read to my class during the spring months. It’s also a wonderful book to use in our Earth Day activities. This Miss Rumphius Literature Guide and included activities are a great way to get your students excited about critical thinking while exploring story details. With sequencing activities, sorting facts vs opinions, a character map, vocabulary activities, and more, your students will dig deep into the story of Miss Rumphius and her beautiful Lupines. This Miss Rumphius Literature Guide is a perfect addition to any Earth Day activities for elementary students in 2nd through 4th grade.  A fun and easy way to connect this spring holiday or the spring season to important reading skills and standards. Get your hands on a copy of this amazing book and get ready for some really fun and engaging activities your students will love!

Be sure to check out the preview for examples of some of the amazing activities included in this Miss Rumphius Book Literature Guide!

Miss Rumphius Book Literature Guide includes:

• A pre-reading wondering about the book activity

• Making predictions activity using the cover of the book

• Comprehension questions

• Story Map

• Activity to examine important events in the story

• Examining cause and effect

• Several activities to summarize the story

• A sequencing activity

• Identifying the themes in the story activity

• Fact and Opinion Sort

• Compare and Contrast activity where students compare Miss Rumphius to her grandfather – 2 versions to differentiate

• Character map – 2 versions to differentiate

• Challenge vocabulary cards with matching definitions

• Vocabulary book where students draw a picture, write the definition and then write a sentence using the vocabulary word

• A book review

• 5 creative writing activities

• Miss Rumphius character foldable

• Parts of speech sorting activity using vocabulary from the story – great for a center

• Syllable sorting activity using vocabulary from the story – great for a center

• Making compound words activity

• I Can Make the World More Beautiful craftivity

• Painting Lupines art project

• All About Lupines Informational Text and activity

See What Other Teachers Are Saying…

  • Amazing unit.  I tied it into an environmental unit.  We planted lupin seeds and we created recycling posters.  It was so much fun!
  • Lots of great hands-on activities to go with a wonderful book.  Loved the included vocabulary words, and all of the activities that reviewed concepts that I've taught throughout the year!
  • This resource is a unit that could last for about two weeks! It has everything you could ever want to have students be engaged in the text! It is a very awesome resource!! You will not be disappointed!

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