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Ch 2: Ezra Jack Keats Books Lesson Plans

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When you're teaching your class about the works of Ezra Jack Keats, you can use the suggestions and strategies outlined in our lesson plans to ensure student engagement. You'll find creative and research projects and classroom activities you can use to take a non-traditional approach to this literary topic.

Ezra Jack Keats Books Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

From Dreams to The Snowy Day, you will find helpful lesson plans in this chapter that can make learning about Keats fun for your students. Our lesson plans describe artistic assignments, brainstorming activities, discussion topics and extended projects you can use to have students work in groups or individually to help them understand details about Keats' books.

We also provide a lesson you can share with your class that takes a look at Keats' life, awards and details about specific titles that they might find entertaining and increase their interest in this author.

How It Helps

  • Learning objectives: Helps you meet learning objectives about characterization, plot, settings and other literary elements.
  • Curriculum standards: Ensures that your lessons fulfill core curriculum literacy standards regarding text analysis, word meaning and reading comprehension.
  • Activities or games: Details fun activities and projects you can assign to your class to keep them engaged and enhance their learning experience.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Ezra Jack Keats lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Ezra Jack Keats topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Ezra Jack Keats lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of specific Ezra Jack Keats books.
  • Engage your students with relevant Ezra Jack Keats-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Ezra Jack Keats Books Lesson Plans
Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

1. Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

Author studies are a great teaching tool. Launch your study of children's author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats using this lesson plan. Finish up with an engaging project for students to show what they know.

The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

2. The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores a story about a lonely little boy. In The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats, students will listen to the story, learn new vocabulary, participate in discussion questions and complete an activity.

Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

3. Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

This fun lesson plan explores the book Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats. Students will listen to the story, participate in discussion questions and complete an activity.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

4. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will explore the use of descriptive language in 'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Jack Keats. Students will work in groups to generate descriptive language then write their own narratives using descriptive language.

Maggie And The Pirate Lesson Plan

5. Maggie And The Pirate Lesson Plan

This lesson plan may be used to help your students answer questions about the text, use illustrations to support the text, and compare the experiences of the characters while reading ''Maggie and the Pirate'' by Ezra Jack Keats.

Whistle for Willie Writing Activities

6. Whistle for Willie Writing Activities

'Whistle for Willie' is a story about a boy named Peter and his dog, Willie. Use the activities below to bring the story to life and help students connect with both Peter and with his dog.

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