What A Wonderful World Book 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.

Use this lesson to help your students answer questions about the text and understand the author's purpose and word choices while reading 'What a Wonderful World' by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.

Learning Objective

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Answer questions about the text.
  • Describe the author's purpose.
  • Discuss the author's word choice.

Time Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards


Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Lesson Instructions and Activities


  • blessed
  • bloom
  • rainbow
  • sacred
  • wonderful
  • world


  • Copies of What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
  • Video clip of Louis Armstrong performing 'What a Wonderful World'
  • Chart paper
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Circle template

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