Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion

Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
Room on the Broom Lesson Plan and Book Companion
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Happy Halloween! Celebrate this spooktacular holiday with everyone's favorite, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson! Designed for primary students, this comprehensive lesson plan is full of engaging opportunities for sequencing story events and retelling. This download is loaded with options to customize for the perfect-fit lesson for your students. A wide variety of book companion activities can be done at a time that works best for your class!

Lesson Objective: Students will be able to retell Room on the Broom by sequencing key events.

Several options are included, allowing students to sequence story events:

  • text dependent questions
  • sequencing graphic organizer (can be made into large anchor chart for younger readers)
  • character, story noun, and transition word cards (can be mounted on popsicle sticks for oral retelling)
  • differentiated assessment options for written retelling (rubric included)
  • story event cards on post-its in which students sort and practice orally retelling after reading text

At the end of the lesson, students will answer the following question independently: Retell the story from beginning to end. Include important events in Room on the Broom.

For the lesson, teacher resources include: teacher guide with skill rationale/teacher language, lesson plan with stopping points, text-dependent questions (and scaffolding questions for each), expected student responses, post-its to print questions and place in book for easy reference during the lesson. Other student resources included: large, printable form of the essential question, student friendly objective, and questions to post for visual learners.

**Be sure to check out the preview of this lesson for a more in-depth look at what you’ll get with this 55-page download!!**

Three differentiated readers are included in this download for students to read independently after the lesson! Check out the preview for an in depth look!

There are tons of extras and extensions to be used after the lesson for more fun and learning!

  • 5 colorful vocabulary cards and 4 blank cards
  • Student vocabulary graphic organizer to infer meaning of words and provide context clues
  • Vocabulary activity options
  • Students practice the strategy of visualizing. On the movie reel, students sketch the five most important events from the story. Then, label their sketches with key words from the text.
  • Students read and color the picture according to the sight word table.
  • Students read and sort words from the text to form rhyming pairs. Students cut and glue each word’s rhyming match on the cauldron.
  • Students think about the actions of the witch and the dragon. Then, read and sort the descriptive words and glue next to the matching character. Students then choose two additional words to describe each character and write in the two remaining boxes.
  • Students create their own magic potion by illustrating what they will add to the cauldron. Then, students write about what their magic spell/potion will do.
  • Students write or sketch what kinds of animals the witch may fly with if the setting changed…rainforest, desert, arctic.
  • Pages 49-54 are three differentiated readers for students to read independently. Instructions for making the books are on page 48. You will need only ONE piece of paper per student (just front to back copying)…no stapling required!

Thank you for checking out this lesson plan! Please let me know if you have any questions before purchasing.

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Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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55 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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