Leo Lionni Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Students will enjoy learning about a famous children's book author Leo Lionni. They will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss Leo Lionni's childhood and career
  • describe how Lionni became interested in art and writing
  • discuss the awards Lionni received as an author
  • analyze Lionni's literary works

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

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