Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse is such a fun book for kindergarten and first grade. This book by Kevin Henkes gives you an opportunity to reinforce classroom expectations while falling in love another one of his characters!
Responding to Literature
Here are some of the prediction responses that were collected from the first day of reading this book. These responses were sent to us from a sweet teacher. We sure love seeing our Guiding Readers units being used in the classroom. These are from a first-grade teacher (so kindergarten teachers… don’t cry). Kindergarten response pages are different. Students in kindergarten convey their predictions through the illustrations. (Kindergarten teachers: Do you feel better now?)
I love reading the invented spelling in these prediction responses.
Compare and Contrast
Students also work on comparing and contrasting!
Here is a fun craft activity to go with Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (please excuse the grainy picture). This activity can also be found HERE.
Students would simply build a purse for Lily. Here is one that I received. First, the students would design a purse, then they would build it. Students can do this activity together or cooperatively. You can find all of the pieces for this activity HERE.
Other things this week
Here are the lesson plans for this week. Just click on the image below to download the lesson plans.
You can try the Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse reading activities, by clicking below.
Have a GREAT week!