Scarecrow Lesson Plans for Kindergarten and First Grade
Scarecrows are some of my favorite fall friends! So this week I have rounded up some ideas for your lesson plans! This week’s lessons start with the book, Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant!
This is one of those books that wriggle deep into my heart. I love books that include gentle spirits and Scarecrow is absolutely a gentle spirit.
The illustrations are pretty spectacular and lend themselves to writers workshop as well.
Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Ideas for Scarecrow
We HAD to have this book included in our Engaging Readers units. Cynthia Rylant is always the first author I think about when I want to discuss word choice with my students. So naturally, this book is a great one when we want to practice visualization too.
We always start every interactive reading lesson with partner discussions. The writing is secondary.
Scarecrow Lesson Plans – Text Details
With every book, we want to draw our students’ attention to the text details. The majority of the time, this means students work on retelling the events in the book. However, some books do not lend themselves to a classic “retell” because the events are not necessarily sequential.
So for Scarecrow, students work on sorting events that happened in the text and did not happen in the text.
Then they can add the text details to their own notebook.
Scarecrow Making Connections
Students also work on making connections with the text. We love that students can express their thoughts with illustrations.
We also include interactive writing in our lessons.
We also work on grammar lessons with each book.
Scarecrow Lesson Plans Craft Idea
We love a great craft!
We love the little crow peeking out of his pocket!
Scarecrow Lesson Plans
You can find these lesson plans in our November Engaging Readers.
Students also worked on building a scarecrow!
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant Read AloudYou can listen to this amazing book on YouTube. Naturally, you MUST have the book for an interactive read aloud. But I also love offering students other models of fluency. StoryTime at Awnie’s House is one of the bests!
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