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Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Mercer Mayer ~ I Was So Mad Lesson Plans

August 20 Deedee 2 min read

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Mercer Mayer lesson plans featuring the book I Was So Mad is here!

Read Aloud

This is a great book to start the year off.  Students get the chance to discuss their emotions in a fun way.  I love Little Critter!

For this read aloud, students will:

  • Make Predictions
  • Retell Text Details with Retelling Cards
  • Make Connections
  • Identify the Problem and Solution
  • Write an Opinion

You can see the retelling cards really help anchor the students visually so they can work on retelling the story orally.  As a class, we construct the retelling cards.  Then the students get knee to knee with their partner so they can practice their oral retell.

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Here is another retelling display that a sweet teacher sent to us! (Keep the photos coming friends… we love it!)

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Responding to Literature

Students also work on identifying the problem and solution!

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

He was mad!

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

He went out to play with his friends.

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

At this point in the year, kindergarten students can respond with pictures.  We will have plenty of time to work on written responses as the year continues.

Here is a picture I received from another teacher who shared this cute response.+

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Sentence Study

We also like to spend time working on our drawing.  This is when we work our sentence work in.  We discuss various concepts around print. As the year progresses, our conversations will expand.  

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

STEM Activities

Students work on building a wagon for Little Critter.  This is such a great collaborative activity!

Read Aloud Science, Math, and More! STEM and literacy activities to extend some of your favorite kindergarten and first grade read aloud books.

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Centers and Stations

We have a whole slew of additional activities that go with our reading comprehension units.  Here is a peek!

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

These centers are differentiated, so you can select the version that makes the most sense for your class.  Great for kindergarten or first-grade!

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you! Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Video Variation

Sometimes when you are nearing the end of the week, we like to watch a video version of the book.  

Lesson Plans

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad. I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom. STEM activity is also here for you!

Have a GREAT week!

Mercer Mayer Lesson Plans featuring the book I Was So Mad.   I have collected some reading, writing, math, and literacy ideas for your kindergarten classroom.  STEM activity is also here for you!

Resources

Read aloud, response pages, sentence study with directed drawing, and retell cards can be found HERE.

STEM and Center activities can be found HERE.

 

 

3 Comments

  • Sharon August 22 at 5:06 am

    This is my favorite Little Critter story. I even painted two murals on my walls in my first classroom. The scene were he wanted to help paint the house and the scene with the goldfish. I am excited to get this lesson plan!

    • Deedee August 26 at 9:50 pm

      Seriously? I would love to see a picture of that when you have a chance!

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      • Lburton September 17 at 7:10 am

        Wow so many great ideas for this story. I makes me want to try it. We are working on community building and expressing our feelings in positive ways. I have always loved these book and had forgotten about them, so much common core, I will try this with my class. Thanks again!

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