I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for the 2nd time this week, today is for Two for Tuesday...
Go grab these products for 50% off in my TPT store, for the whole week! Click on the images to see the product page.
Owl Themed Job Chart
This is the most "wish-listed" item in my store!
Monday Games & Activities Bundle
This is a great deal! I calculated it out and if you were to buy every product in this bundle individually, it would cost you over $20, as a bundle, I offer it for $12, but for this week you can get my money products bundled together for only $6!!!!!
I'm also linking up with Mrs. Jump's class for the first (definitely not last) time for Tuesday Book Talk...
I ordered Library Lion last year and never had the opportunity to use it. This year for my grad class, I had to do a shared reading/interactive read aloud set of lessons on a book of my choosing. I decided to choose a book I hadn't used before so Library Lion was the winner!
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Reading Level: DRA 18
Guided Reading K
I love the illustrations in this book. And the idea of a lion just walking into a library like it's a normal thing to do made my kiddos just get soaked up in it! It even made me kind of wish lions were calm like this so I could have one for a pet (or for a library pet at school haha).
This book offers a great opportunity to teach your students about rules for different areas of the school as well as when it is appropriate to break rules. I can't wait to use this next year to talk about "emergency" situations to break rules in such as "I'm about to throw up" or "The teacher fell down" The second one thankfully has never happened, but I always am sure to tell students what to do if there is an emergency, especially a throw up emergency (run! just run! to the bathroom or a garbage can!). This book now gives a much more fun way of doing it ;)
The story also lends itself to character change as one of the librarians (Mr. McBee) changes how he feels towards and treats the lion at the beginning of the story versus the end of the story. I also had my kiddos rewrite the story in the lion's perspective which they had a ton of fun with.
Resources to use with this book..
- Scholastic Lesson: Check out this free lesson from Scholastic
- Theme vs. Message: Third Grade Bookworm used Library Lion to teach theme vs. message
- Before During After: Find before, during & after reading activities from teacherthinktank
- Use the link below to teach alliteration before reading.
- Ask students to brainstorm a list of rules for in class, in the library, in the hallway, etc.
- Have the students keep track of everything they learn about Mr. McBee. Have them use what they read about Mr. McBee to describe how he changes.
- Use the questions from the comprehension sheet below and have students turn & talk to a partner, answering the questions.
- Use the comprehension sheet (below) to check students' comprehension of the story.
- Turn Library Lion into a Reader's Theater using the script below.
I plan on creating a TPT product with lessons, worksheets, etc. but until then, here are some freebies to go along with this wonderful story!
Thanks for stopping by today :)