Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Lesson Plans

Lillys Purple Plastic Purse lesson plans ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Students respond to the book during reading and interactive writing. Predicting, character analysis and more! Fun week of activities for your Kevin Henkes author study!

Lillys Purple Plastic Purse Lesson Plans

We love pretty much every book Kevin Henkes has ever written and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse is right up there with the best of them. 

Lillys Purple Plastic Purse lesson plans ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Students respond to the book during reading and interactive writing. Predicting, character analysis and more! Fun week of activities for your Kevin Henkes author study!

Lilly’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 with another one of his characters!

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse:  Responding to Literature

With our reading comprehension units, we visit and revisit a text for the entire week.  Each day, students respond to the text through partner discussions.  Then, we ask students to make their thinking visible through a response to the literature activity.  We know time is limited, so many teachers opt to have students respond in writing just a few times a week.  However, the key… the juice… the point of an interactive read aloud is the dicussions that take place as students orally respond to literature prompts.

Lillys Purple Plastic Purse lesson plans ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Students respond to the book during reading and interactive writing. Predicting, character analysis and more! Fun week of activities for your Kevin Henkes author study!

Let’s take a minute to pause and appreciate the invented spelling.   It is through these approximations that students grow as a writer.  Do we have times of the day where we teach spelling patterns, phonics, and the skills of encoding and decoding words?  Yes!  Absolutely!  You can see that takes place during our Science of Reading block.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse: Retelling

With each of our lesson plans, we include a retelling activity or an activity that focuses on text details.  

Lillys Purple Plastic Purse lesson plans ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Students respond to the book during reading and interactive writing. Predicting, character analysis and more! Fun week of activities for your Kevin Henkes author study!

 We might as well make Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse a place to display our retelling lesson!  

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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse:  Craft Activity

We love a good craft or two! We try to include engaging crafts to our lesson plans becaue they are the hook!  You can also add he sentence study that is included in the printable version to the craft.  This sweet Lilly is a keeper!

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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse:  Video

We also love giving students a different example of reading fluency.   Through out the week, you will be reading from the book, but once or twice a week, we like to include a recorded version such as this one.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Lesson Plans

You can find these activities in our Engaging Readers Series.

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Math Workshop for Kindergarten

Here are a few pictures from the first week of math workshop!  Remember, the worksheet is not the important thing.  Hands-on math is a must!

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You can download this free template and edit it to make it your own!  On the PDF version, each resource is linked so you can find it quickly.

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Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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    1. If you scroll to the bottom of the blog post, the instructions are there for you. You just need to fill out the box.

        1. If you read down to the bottom of the blog post, it will show you where to add your name and the download will be coming your way. šŸ˜‰

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  1. Hi, I am interested in receiving your free unit on Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse! It looks awesome!
    Thank you!
    Leah

  2. Any tips on teaching Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse with these resources to higher 1st graders and 2nd graders? Thank you!!!

    1. Hi there!!! and YES! We have so many first grade teachers who use our resources. The questioning and comprehension strategies remain the same throughout students who read. For example: predicting, connecting, inferring, and opinion writing. So how do you make these resources reach beyond first grade? The product you receive from the students will be different. In kindergarten, we get most of the response in pictures and conversations. As students move into 1st grade, students will still continue to have conversations, but they will be able to express themselves more deeply. When these students provide a response, we will anticipate multiple sentences. We have also provided an interactive notebook prompt option for students who are ready to write paragraphs!! šŸ™‚

      1. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! This makes perfect sense and I used these resources today with the book, and it went over VERY WELL!!! So excited about the results and writing students were able to produce after digging deep. Your tips got my mind in the right place and helped tremendously. Thank you again! Iā€™m going to check out your entire sets.

  3. Will you please send me the unit plans for Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse? Thank you !

    1. Hi Julie, You just need to enter an email at the end of the blog post. If your school email is not working, try another one. Many schools block email distribution via sign up lists like the one found on blogs.

  4. I would like the Lillys Purple Plastic Purse free download , but the box at the end of your blog where you enter your email is for The Big Curriculum Guide and Free Resources download.
    Thanks!

    1. Great! Just add your email to the box at the bottom of this blog post and it will be sent your way. If you are using a school email address, your email server might block it. So if you are not getting the download, please try another email. šŸ™‚

  5. I would like the lessons for lily and her purple purse. Chrysanthemum and I was so mad. Thank you!

    1. Great Tammy! Yes, you just need to enter your email at the bottom of the blog post. It will be sent to your email inbox. Thank you

  6. I never received the Lily Purple Plastic Purse. I entered my information several times and nothing came.

    1. Hi Sonya,

      I just checked on my end. My email server shows the email was opened, but if you did not get it, it might be in your junk folder or it could have been blocked by your school email filter because it is a huge file. It is in the Curriculum Guide download. If you don’t find it, email me and I will try to get it to you that way.

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  7. I would like the Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse activities, can’t wait to share them with my class! thank you!

  8. I would love to have this unit as I plan my reading and writing lessons on character feelings and actions.
    Thank you,
    Lynne Harling
    First Grade Teacher
    Warrenville Elementary
    Aiken County Public School District

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