Neema's Reason To Smile Lesson Plan PACKET

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Queen's Educational Resources
Grade Levels
2nd - 8th
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53 pages
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  • 53 pages
  • PDF Zip File
  • This Lesson Plan Packet is suitable for grades 2-5 and lower-level Middle and High School Students, Students with Autism, English Language Learners, and Students with Disabilities.
  • Duration: 3-4 days depending on pacing

This resource includes:

------ In-depth, step-by-step Lesson Plan

------ Editable version of the Lesson Plan (Modify as you wish - YAY!)

------ 1 Do Now/Launch Activity Worksheet and ANSWER KEY

------ 1 Mini Lesson Inference Graphic Organizer and ANSWER KEY

------ 2 Video Clip Worksheets and ANSWER KEY (one for higher-level students and one differentiated for lower level students)

------ 2-page Inference-based Question Worksheet and ANSWER KEY

------ 2 Formative Assessment Worksheets and ANSWER KEY (one for higher-level students and one differentiated for lower level students)

------ 2 Venn Diagrams

------ 1 Lesson Reflection Worksheet

------ 6 Writing Reflection Worksheets and 1 Skills List

------ 2 Scoring Rubrics (to score Writing Assessment)

------ 4 Short Response Writing Assessments completely differentiated totaling 8 Assessment Worksheets with ANSWER KEYS

------ 5 Bulletin Board Task Display Pages for each Writing Assessment!

------ 2 Inference Bookmarks

------ Video Link


  • This in-depth Lesson Plan Packet for the book Neema’s Reason to Smile by Patricia Newman helps students explore real life issues, specifically the challenges/barriers children face in accessing an education. In addition to a variety of engaging activities centered around education, the lesson plan includes a close reading of the book and the watching of a video that is related to the overall themes and topics presented in this book. (Video link included in the lesson plan). Students will engage in multiple activities where they will practice the following skills: inferencing, compare and contrast, and self-to-text, text-to-text, and world-to-text connections. Worksheets and Assessments are differentiated.

  • An editable version of the Lesson Plan has been included to allow you to modify as you wish!

  • Also included are 5 Compelling Bulletin Board Task Display Pages, which not only helps showcase student work, but also enhances the overall visual aspect of your bulletin board! You can print these out on photo or gloss paper for optimal quality and shine to post with student work.


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