Aliens for Breakfast Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan may be used to help your students answer questions about the text, retell the story using props, and define unfamiliar terms while reading ''Aliens for Breakfast'' by Jonathan Etra and Stephanie Spinner.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathan Etra and Stephanie Spinner, students will be able to:

  • Answer questions about the text.
  • Retell part of the story using props.
  • Define unfamiliar words from the story.

Time Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards


Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


  • alien
  • beam
  • biosphere
  • brigade
  • clones
  • commander
  • confessed
  • cosmic
  • destination
  • galaxy
  • hoodlums
  • menace
  • mission
  • mutant
  • natives
  • panic
  • primitive
  • sci-fi

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