Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten and first-grade!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans: Close Reading
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed is such a great book about random acts of kindness. I have used in my classroom for years and my class loves it! Naturally, we had to include it in our Engaging Readers Series! Remember, you don’t have to use these books in order. For example, this book is included in our December Engaging Readers, but there is nothing the dictates that it has to only be used in December.
Mary finds blueberries and decides to pick them and anonymously gifts them to her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop. This starts a chain reaction.
That reaches so many!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans: Comprehension
The week starts with the students making a prediction.
On Tuesday, we work on recalling text details. Since this story may be difficult to recall in order, we have students sort cards that are “In the Story” or “Not in the Story.”
Then they place them in their notebook as well.
We continue on the week by working on inferring and making connections.
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Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans: Extending the Learning
A fun extension is to have students use dominos to demonstrate a chain reaction.
You may want to also start a school-wide kindness activity. A link is added for the act of kindness. Thank you Jennifer Gibbson for this picture!
Ordinary Marys Extraordinary Deed Lesson Plans: Center Ideas
There are also math and literacy centers that go with this book. They are differentiated! SWEET!
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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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