Soda Pop Head 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, describe the author's message in the story, and explain ways to keep your temper under control while reading 'Soda Pop Head' by Julia Cook.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook, students will be able to:

  • Answer questions about the text.
  • Determine the author's purpose for writing the story.
  • Describe methods for controlling your temper.

Time Length

60 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards


Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


  • control
  • dangle
  • fair
  • fester
  • forever
  • mistake
  • permission
  • pressure
  • pyramids
  • realize
  • relax
  • soda pop
  • stress
  • tattle
  • temper


  • Copies of Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons

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