"Rules of the House" Back to School Book Study: Classroom Rules

Rated 4.95 out of 5, based on 31 reviews
31 Ratings
Mr Mault's Marketplace
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Mr Mault's Marketplace
Also included in
  1. This back to school bundle will help you get started with your year. There are math, reading, and getting to know you activities which will help you get to know your students, as well as helping to get your routine set up! There are activities for the first week back, as well as these year-long act
    Price $44.00Original Price $67.75Save $23.75
  2. This pack includes 111 resources to be used with Google Classroom™, Google Slides™, and Google Forms™. If you are new to using this technology with your students, this pack is a wonderful place to begin, as full directions are included on how to integrate these resources into all subject areas. This
    Price $392.40Original Price $436.00Save $43.60


Included in this pack is everything you need to start creating a set of classroom rules with your kiddos! First, start with a picture book called, "Rules of the House," by Mac Barnett. Read this fun and goofy story aloud to students and have a conversation about rules.

Included are 8 task cards to get students discussing the story. This will then be a springboard to help start the conversation about rules at school and in the classroom.

Included are the following pages:

*8 task cards

*What are rules important interview activity.

*What are consequences?

*Making our classroom rules.

If you have never read this book before, I urge you to go snatch it up right away. It's online at all major retailers. Click here to purchase. It's fun, engaging, goofy, but perfectly teaches students about rules, why they're important, and the consequences of not following rules.

The synopsis of the book is below:

Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny!

Happy teaching!

-Dan M

Clip art provided by Pigknit!!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Report this resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up