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Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Lesson Ideas

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson is such a wonderful book about paying it forward or how one good deed can lead to another.  We love to include this book in our December lesson plans since spreading cheer is what the holiday season is all about!  Right?

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

The premise of the book is, Mary finds blueberries and decides to pick them and anonymously gifts them to her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop. This starts a chain reaction.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

This kindness chain reaction reaches so many!

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!
Listen to the author read the book.  She is precious by the way!
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I love her second book as well! 

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans: Comprehension

When we launch this book for reading comprehension, we ask students to make a prediction. We do this by reading to a section of the book and pause.  We ask students to consider what they have learned from the book so far and make a prediction about what might happen next.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

With each lesson plan, you will want to center your lesson on student talk.  Meaning, let the students do the thinking work. 

Partner discussion is essential.  Let me repeat… essential.  Too often it is tempting to call on a few students and move on.  I totally understand how precious time is.  However, we want to give students an opportunity to practice their oral language.  Partner work is a perfect opportunity.

After students have discussed their predictions, you have the option to ask them to provide a written response.  In kindergarten, this will usually be done by drawing a response.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Recalling with Text Details

Ordinary Mary is a challenging text to do a traditional retelling.   This is because, although each kindness leads to another, it would be challenging for students to place these acts of kindness in sequential order.

Therefore, we sort events that appear in the story, vs those that do not occur in the book.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

After students have discussed the text events with their partners, they will then add a version to their notebook.  Here are two different options for notebooks.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

Ordinary Mary Inferring and Making Connections

As the week progresses students will work on making connections and inferring.

This is the lesson for inferring:  

Reread page 4: “What? Left berries in a big brown bowl on Mrs. Bishop’s porch? That sneaky kid! She did!”

Teacher:  Why do you suppose the author called Mary sneaky? Why do you think Mary did not leave a note or tell Mrs. Bishop that the berries were from her? Do you think the story would have been different if Mrs. Bishop knew who gave her the berries? Explain your thinking.

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

Here are a few of the connection responses.

Ordinary Mary Lesson Plan Extention Activities

Each week we have a text-related sentence study.  Whenever we can, we want to include that in a craft.  Because… Crafts are life!

We also have a few kindness cards that can be used to spark ideas!

Demonstrate a Chain Reaction

Another fun activity is to demonstrate a chain reaction.  You can explain how one good deed can grow exponentially!

Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature and more! Inferring, making connections, retelling text details too!

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LESSON PLANS

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. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.

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Deedee Wills

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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!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

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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