A Creepy Pair of Underwear Activities and Lesson Ideas
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown is a fun book for your October lesson plans!
I have a few activities (that align with the latest research on how students learn best) that are perfect for classroom teachers. This picture book featuring Jasper Rabbit is hilarious and perfect for reading, writing, math, craft, and sentence activities.
This mentor text is so much fun and one of my favorite Halloween stories!
This blog post will include a free Halloween-themed math center and a free editable lesson plan template.
A Creepy Pair of Underwear Book Summary
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds blends humor and a hint of spookiness, perfect for young readers. The story follows Jasper, a bunny, on a quest for the coolest new underwear. He is tired of the packs of plain underwear. Then he spots a pair of creepy underwear with a greenish glow to them at the underwear store!
Jasper desperately wants a pair of Creepy Underwear. His mom is doubtful. I love the mom’s expression!
But soon, the underwear takes on a life of its own, glowing at the most inconvenient times! Jasper realizes they might be a bit too creepy for comfort. He tries to eliminate the ghoulish glow by putting them at the bottom of his hamper, cutting them up, sending them to China, and more!
This is such a great book to use with your kindergarten class, first-grade students, and beyond!
A Creepy Pair of Underwear – Reading Comprehension Lessons
In an interactive read-aloud session, we read the book repeatedly. The teacher leads the decoding while the students dive into meaningful discussions prompted by thoughtful questions. This interactive approach allows for a deeper connection with the story, making the reading experience more enriching and educational. We knew we needed to have a Creepy Pair of Underwear book companion added that followed the extension activities teachers have grown to love. Here are some of the reading activities included in this comprehension unit.
A Creepy Pair of Underwear – Prediction Activities
Making predictions stands as an important strategy in reading. It enables learners to use information within the text to foresee upcoming events in the story. When predicting, learners imagine what will unfold next in the text based on their prior knowledge and the clues from the text.
Teachers will read until they reach the page that says:
- “There was just one problem… It was really dark in there. Even for a big rabbit.” Students are then asked to think about what they think will happen next.
A Creepy Pair of Underwear: Retelling with Text Details
Retelling stories holds significance as it teaches students how to structure and narrate events, ultimately boosting their comprehension of what they read. For English Language Learners (ELLs), retelling stories offers a chance to dissect narratives, enrich vocabulary, and enhance oral language skills, aligning with language acquisition theories (Schienkman, 2004).
Students work together as a whole group to put these picture sequencing cards together! Then, they turn to their partners and begin retelling the story. The power is in the oral language practice that takes place. These supportive pictures helped students retell the story perfectly while incorporating the language of the book.
Students added the retelling activity to the back of their own creepy underwear!
Creepy Pair of Underwear Connections Activity
Creating connections during reading comprehension aids students in establishing a personal link with the text. By associating the text with their own encounters, other literary works, or the world, they elevate their comprehension and engage actively. This involvement enriches understanding and imbues reading with greater significance for young learners.
Here is the writing prompt we used for this reading strategy:
- At first, Jasper was afraid of his creepy underwear. What was something that you or someone you know used to be afraid of?
Creepy Pair of Underwear Character Analysis Activity
Delving into character analysis during reading comprehension guides students to grasp the story’s intricacies. It cultivates empathy, enabling them to resonate with the characters’ feelings and motivations. This enriches comprehension, nurtures critical thinking, and elevates the reading experience, adding depth for young learners.
This chart is a great way to track this little bunny’s character development throughout his journey with this very weird pair of underwear! Noticing how the main character changes throughout the story is a great way to look closely at the text.
We have recently added daily teaching slides to these lessons!
Creepy Pair of Underwear Opinion Writing Prompt
Discussing our opinions encourages critical thinking. It prompts students to analyze and express their thoughts on a text. This deepens their understanding and fosters communication skills, making reading more interactive and insightful.
Here is the opinion writing prompt we used:
- Would you want a pair of Creepy Underwear? Why or why not?
Creepy Pair of Underwear Story Comparison Activity
Here is another picture sent to us by Mrs. Pittman’s class! SO good. She has A Creepy Pair of Underwear displayed with her Creepy Carrots sentence study.
A CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR VIDEO
Do you want to listen to the author read the book? Aaron Reynolds is the BEST! Here you go!
Creepy Pair of Underwear Lesson Plans
I hope I have given you a few new ideas that you can use in your own lesson plans for Creepy Underwear! If you want a simple print-and-teach set of lesson, we have you covered!
Looking for More Lesson Plans about Jasper the Rabbit?
If you love Jasper like we do, you may already have his other books.
- 7 Engaging Creepy Crayons Activities for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade
- Top Creepy Carrots Activities & Lesson Plan Ideas Free File
CREEPY UNDERWEAR: FREE LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE
You can download this free editable lesson plan template. You can edit it and make changes to meet your own classroom needs. Simply click on the image below to download this from Google Drive!
Do you want to see more lesson plans like this?
Hopefully, you found a few hands-on activities and lesson ideas you can try for your bat week. As I said, Stellaluna is a great story I’m sure your students will love.
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I can’t seem to walk into Target without stopping by the Dollar Spot! Every. Single. Time! I know I am in good company. I know you are entranced by those little shelves of teacher joy too!