Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch Activities Beyond the Text

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Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch Activities

Looking for the perfect book for your Valentine's Day reading activities in your classroom? Then, "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch," by Eileen Spinelli is your perfect match!

Your students will love these Valentine's day reading activities that are specifically built to compliment Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch and the amazing story of kindness and love!

This pack was designed to be used as a part of a repeated reading routine, each day building on the previous day’s reading and at the end, students work to respond and create based on the text. Through this routine, students build a deep connection and understanding of the text Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, and are excited to complete the writing activity!

Although it was designed this way, the unit does not have to be used this way in your classroom. The 5-day lesson plans are perfect for your Valentine's Day reading activities!


More Seasonal Resources:

Valentine's Day Writing Craft

Valentine's Day Thematic Unit

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Pack Includes:

  • Lesson Plans- A five-day lesson plan outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.

  • Digital Student Interactive Notebook- Teaching in a digital classroom? This unit also includes digital student activities for each page from the unit. All activities are organized in a digital interactive student notebook making it super simple for your students to navigate through the activities.

  • Love Question Cards- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for a basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

  • Love Questions- Students work to answer “W” questions. Also includes a page where students can write their own questions.

  • Love Pictures-Students work to show how the pictures help the readers better understand the story.

  • Love Response and Action- Students explain how the main character changed from the beginning, middle and end of the story.

  • Love Context Clues- Students learn how to use context clues to understand the meaning of unknown words. Includes a two way to play hands on game, reference poster, mini lesson outline, and worksheet.

  • Love Writings- Four writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-check rubrics. Perfect for an end of unit assessment!

  • Spread the Love Craft- Heart shaped craft that opens to reveal simple acts of kindness that they’ve done or could do to “spread the love”. Use to decorate student’s writings.

  • Spread the Love and Love Writing Lettering- Use as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ Writings.


What Teachers are saying:

  • I loved using this with my 2nd graders on Valentine's Day! They were so excited to share their hearts with people all around our school! Great resource!-Feedback left on 7/1/18

  • We just did our first read of the book and I'm going to use the context clues activity tomorrow and the rest of the activities through the week. My kids loved the story. It's such a nice message, a message that my class this year truly needs!!! Thanks for a perfect resource! Feedback left on 2/5/2020

  • This was the cutest activity set! I had never even heard of this book until I stumbled upon this resource. It exceeded my expectations!- Feedback left on 4/6/18

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♥ Leigh Langton from The Applicious Teacher

Total Pages
100 pages
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Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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