One Word From Sophia lesson plans for kindergarten, first, and second grade! Five day reading comprehension lesson plans to print and teach.
One Word From Sophia
One Word From Sophia is a sweet story about a little girl that has just one desire for her birthday. She wants a pet giraffe. She attempts to persuade everyone in her family into letting her get a giraffe for her birthday. Despite her efforts, she is turned down. When all of a sudden, she figures out the one word she needs to use. Please!
Enjoy reading this fun story with your class and build reading comprehension skills with our engaging lesson plans that are ready to print and teach!
On day one of reading One Word From Sophia, students will have the opportunity to make a prediction on what will happen next after Sophia’s grandmother tells her no.
Complete a whole-group retell of One Word From Sophia using the story retelling cards. Students can then turn and talk as they retell the story to their partners. Finish up the activity with an independent cut and glue using the printable retelling strips.
There are two versions of the independent retell strips to differentiate between kindergarten, first, and second grade. You get to decide what works best for your students.
Students write about a time they’ve persuaded someone just like Sophia did.
Students use their schema and the clues from the story to help them understand what is happening in the story.
As a class, discuss the word, persistent. Students form an opinion and write to tell if we could use the word persistent to describe Sophia.
As with all of our Engaging Readers units, there are vocabulary activities included. Your class will learn about verbose and loquacious while reading this story. (Sophia uses a lot of words in her persuasion tactics.) Students study the rich vocabulary and use it throughout the week.
End the week with a fun directed drawing of the giraffe. Directed drawings help develop confidence in your sweeties and are the perfect hallway decoration!
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