The Magical Garden of Claude Monet 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.

'The Magical Garden of Claude Monet' by Laurence Anholt is about a little girl and her dog who explore a garden created by a famous artist. Students will read the story, answer questions and participate in an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define relevant vocabulary words
  • answer specific questions about the story
  • define simile, analyze quotes and draw inferences


60 minutes

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

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4

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


  • A package of:
    • green cupcake liners
    • small silver stars
    • white economy paper plates
  • glue sticks
  • blue crayons
  • black felt tip markers


  • drab
  • mysterious
  • spade
  • willow
  • rickety
  • precisely

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