Kindergarten Lesson Plans Week 2 featuring ideas for Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon. This is a great back to school book, but it can be used at any time of the year.
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Close Reading
With our Engaging Reading Curriculum, we revisit the same book over a 5 day period. Each day, we dig a little deeper into the text. So it is important we select a book that engages students. LOOK at this illustration! That frog’s face kills me every time!
On the first day of this book, we asked students to visualize! I love this picture a teacher sent to us from her class!
And this photo came from a TK classroom. LOVE! We need to remind ourselves that the power in these interactive reading units is in the discussions students have about the book. We want students to activate those various reading comprehension strategies. Remember, the person doing the most talking is the person who is learning.
Here is a picture of the text detail cards for Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon! For this book, we asked the students to sort the cards by details that were in the book vs not in the book.
You can find all of these resources shown above, along with a 5-day detailed lesson plan for the Engaging Readers by clicking HERE.
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Video
Book Specific Center Activities
We have created centers to accompany the Engaging Readers units. There are 2 levels of literacy centers (this is the kindergarten level). Students will sort the cards by their beginning sound.
And there are two levels of math centers. This is the kindergarten version. Students will simply count the coins and record.
You can find these centers along with some fun STEM activities by clicking HERE.
Here is a look at the student name center task. You can find this activity HERE.
Here is the writing center for the months of August and September.
Back to school poem
My class loves this poem I wrote called Time for School. This works into our 5 Day Fluency Plan. Each day, we read and sing this poem for a different purpose. You can read more about my 5 Day Fluency Plan for shared reading by clicking HERE.
You can find this Poem along with 4 additional poems by clicking HERE.
You can find the recorded music and videos that go along with this poem by clicking HERE.
You may download these lesson plans. 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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