The Magic Hat by Mem Fox Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

This lesson plan uses the book ''The Magic Hat'' to practice prediction, retelling, and rhyme. The lesson includes individual and small group work as well as two writing challenges.

Lesson Objectives

As a result of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • make predictions about a text based on information found at the beginning of the text.
  • retell the major events in The Magic Hat.
  • write a continuation of the story The Magic Hat.


  • 30 - 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.


With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.


Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Rhyme
  • Predict


  • The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
  • Materials for writing and drawing
  • Event cards for story retelling

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