Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan

Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
Rose's Garden by Peter Reynolds Theme Read Aloud Lesson Plan
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Rose’s Garden is a perfect complement to any Earth Day activities, but it great any time of year!

Rose, an adventurer, travels the world collecting seeds from the far away places she visits. When her teapot is brimming with seeds, she knows it is time to create her garden. After discovering a barren patch of land in the middle of a bustling city, she plants her special seeds and waits. But, something isn’t quite right. Patiently, she waits and waits for her flowers to bloom. Instead of live flowers, children from all over the world begin to bring her paper flowers to brighten her empty garden. Students will love finding out what happens to Rose’s garden after a little patience and support from the community.

Designed to be done whole group, this lesson can be done in one class period, or broken down over two days. Extensions can be done at a different time of your choosing. This could also be used in small groups, or in a different format that best meets your class’ needs; questions included in this lesson are targeted to lead students to determine the theme.

** Be sure to check out the preview to get a more in-depth look at what is included with this download! **

The lesson objective is: Students will be able to determine the theme of Rose’s Garden by analyzing character actions throughout story events.

At the end of the lesson, after students participate in discussion about the characters’ actions and theme, they will be independently assessed by writing in response to the prompt: What theme can readers infer after reading Rose’s Garden? Students will use text evidence and information gathered from the discussions to answer the prompt.


In the lesson plan, target questions are posed along with expected student answers and scaffolding questions to support students as needed. The scaffolding questions are designed to help students organize their thinking and understanding in smaller chunks to reach the target question. 

This lesson focuses on 8 key vocabulary words. Other vocabulary words may be pertinent for your students; included are blank vocabulary cards so that you can customize for your students’ needs. 

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Lesson Plan page with text’s big idea, essential question, objective, vocabulary list, assessment, and teacher language related to the objective
  • Teacher's questioning guide with stopping points, questions, expected answers, and possible scaffolding questions
  • Template to print questions/vocabulary on post-its and place in the book before teaching for easy reference.
  • Quick print form of the questions to be projected/posted for students during read aloud
  • Optional graphic organizer for students to jot their thinking/answers to lesson questions
  • Assessment (3 differentiated variations for students’ varying abilities).

Extensions and Extras to continue the learning:

  • 8 vocabulary cards and 4 blank cards
  • Student vocabulary graphic organizer to infer meaning of words and phrases and provide context clues (answer key included)
  • Vocabulary 4-square activity options
  • Students practice the strategy of visualizing. On the movie reel, students sketch the five most important events from the story that helped them understand the story. Then, label their sketches with key words from the text.
  • Students consider Rose’s actions throughout the events of the story to complete a characterization graphic organizer.
  • Sequencing story events on post-its. This can be done independently or in groups. Just print one page of post-its per group. Students sort and stick on a sentence strip. Then, practice retelling the story in their own words.
  • Students complete a story map for Rose’s Garden independently or in pairs. After, students use their story map to practice orally retelling the story with a partner.
  • Students summarize the story using vocabulary words. Differentiated options are included.
  • Students create their own plan for planting a garden. They consider what they will grow, supplies needed, and steps to care for the garden.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Total Pages
41 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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