The Best School Year Ever Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Reading 'The Best School Year Ever' with your students? Use this lesson plan to increase understanding. Students will read a text lesson summarizing the story and characters, then discuss and analyze key components before applying learning to a culminating activity. Check comprehension with a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize The Best School Year Ever
  • analyze characters in The Best School Year Ever
  • cite textual evidence to support their work with the text The Best School Year Ever

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson The Best School Year Ever: Summary & Characters, one for each student
  • Copies of the text The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson, one for each student
  • Character traits, such as curious, bossy, honest, etc., listed one on each index card for partner groups
  • Small soft balls, one for each group
  • Paper bags
  • Markers
  • Strips of construction paper
  • Glue

Key Vocabulary

  • Banned
  • Wary
  • Resourceful

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1

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

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2

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.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

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