William's Doll 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.

This lesson plan explores a boy's desire for a doll in 'William's Doll' by Charlotte Zolotow. Students will listen to the book and answer questions, then complete an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • analyze the character in William's Doll
  • discuss specific scenes in William's Doll
  • define bullying and describe examples

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2

Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4

Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7

Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Materials

  • Copy of William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
  • construction paper
  • markers and crayons
  • copies of pages from the book that describes William's doll

Vocabulary

  • cradle
  • creep
  • threaded
  • nonsense
  • bullying

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