Chester Lesson Plans and Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, art, and center ideas!
Chester Lesson Plans: Read Aloud
Chester by Melanie Watts is laugh-out-loud funny. My class always got a kick out it and it is a great mentor text when you want to talk about a writer’s voice. We use this book as part of our reading comprehension (Engaging Readers) lesson plans.
Just look at this book!
Here are a few of the comprehension activities we included in the unit.
Chester Lesson Plans: Characters
Students worked on examining the words and actions of the characters.
Chester Lesson Plans: Opinion
The students are also asked to weigh in on their opinions!
Chester Lesson Plans: Extending the story
Students were also asked to extend the story! Super fun!
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Chester Lesson Plans: Video
Usually, by the 5th day of the book, it is nice to have someone else’s voice reading the story. This is my favorite go-to YouTube channel for this purpose. Remember, we want to teach reading comprehension with books… turning pages… pausing and contemplating illustrations and the words the author uses. Videos are the cherry on top (and a little whipped cream)! They are another important model of fluency.
Chester Lesson Plans: Extension
Students also work on a directed drawing
and then examine what happens when it gets wet! Whenever you have the opportunity to add writing to other content areas… DO IT!
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Chester Lesson Plans: Centers
Here are a few of the center activities that go along with this book too!
These centers are also part of the unit listed here:
You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.
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