Too Many Tamales read aloud lesson plans for kindergarten, first, and second grade. Students respond to literature, develop vocabulary and grammar skills, and create a craft all within this 5-day lesson plan.
Too Many Tamales
Maria enjoys helping her mother in the kitchen. She loves to wear her mother’s apron. She even gets to wear lipstick and perfume. The only thing missing is her Mother’s ring. She has the chance to slip it on her finger but she quickly forgets about it. That is, until later that day when she comes to the conclusion that the ring must be in her brother’s stomach after it got cooked into a tamale!
This is such a fun read-aloud and your students are sure to enjoy it! We always recommend having a hard copy of the book to refer to throughout the week. However, a video of the book is a fun way to review the story before an activity.
Too Many Tamales Lesson Plans
Our Engaging Readers unit for Too Many Tamales includes reading lesson plans and resources for a full week! Each lesson includes differentiated reading responses to fit the needs of students from kindergarten through second grade.
Start the week by making predictions about the story.
On the second day, reread the book and have fun retelling the events of the story. Did you know each of Engaging Readers books has a digital retell? Of course, we still have the printable retell cards available, too! Use what works best for your classroom.
Throughout the rest of the week, students work on inferring, identifying the author’s purpose, and problem and solution.
At the end of the week, students create a flower craft. These are perfect to add to a bulletin board with some student writing samples from this unit.
These no prep, print and go lesson plans and resources can be found in this unit:
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