What if you had animal parts lesson plans for kindergarten and first grade! My students have always loved these books and we are really excited to that we are creating a new Engaging Reader series for these an awesome read aloud!
What if you had animal parts books!
If you are not familiar with these books, here is a peek!
These are the four books (affiliate links) we wrote lesson plans for:
- What If You Had Animal Feet?
- What If You Had Animal Ears?
- What If You Had Animal Hair?
- What If You Had Animal Teeth?
Focusing on Text Details
This book series is filled with text details. It can be used almost like a reference book. You can hop to any page you wish to read the information you are seeking.
Then we ask students to use the information from the text to answer a few questions. This cause/effect structure is repeated throughout each book.
We also create anchor charts to support the student learning. This anchor chart is obvious for the book, What If You Had Animal Teeth?
Looking at Author’s Purpose
The What If You Had Animal Parts series of books really lends themselves to looking at the author’s purpose. So two of the book lesson plans really focus on author’s purpose.
I, myself, learned so much about animals!
Oh yes… these books entertain for SURE!
Informational Text Features
At the back of each book, the author connects the study of animal parts to humans! When we saw this illustration, we knew it would make a great lesson for the text features of labels and captions.
What If You Had Animal Parts Lesson Plans Crafts
You know we could not skip crafts. Students write about the animal part they would like to have and then they create a craft to go with it.
What if you had animal parts lesson plans
Just like our other Engaging Readers Lesson Plans, each book has a 5-day lesson guide. Just print and teach! Simple!
You can find this Engaging Readers unit by clicking on the image below.