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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

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2

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

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4

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

Lesson Instructions and Activities

Vocabulary

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

Materials

  • 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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