Ch 1: Teaching Beginner Chapter Books

About This Chapter

If it's time for your young readers to start reading chapter books, use our fun and engaging lessons to help your students develop the comprehension skills they'll need to take their reading to the next level. Lessons focus on specific beginner chapter book titles you can use to present this material in class.

Teaching Beginner Chapter Books - Chapter Summary

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get children to think about what they've read is to ask them questions. Our lessons outline comprehension questions you can ask your students about such beginner chapter books as Frog & Toad Together, Days with Frog & Toad, Henry & Mudge and Nate the Great.

You can use these questions to guide your class discussions and supplement your existing syllabus on this subject matter.

How It Helps

  • Offers class discussions/topics : Lists questions that will help to develop your students' comprehension and critical thinking skills regarding beginner chapter books.
  • Identifies vocabulary words: Helps students learn specific words used in the titles discussed.
  • Increases participation: Provides topics that encourage class discussion, which leads to students actively involved in talking about beginner chapter books.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning strategies for teaching beginner chapter books easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific beginner chapter book topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your children's books class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related beginner chapter books 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 beginner chapter books from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant beginner chapter book activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Teaching Beginner Chapter Books
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Henry & Mudge Comprehension Questions

1. Henry & Mudge Comprehension Questions

Reading the beloved story Henry and Mudge? This lesson provides comprehension questions for Henry and Mudge that assess important elements such as main plot points, characters, and setting.

Nate the Great Comprehension Questions

2. Nate the Great Comprehension Questions

Teachers, ''Nate the Great'' is a wonderful book. These questions will challenge students' comprehension skills and stretch their critical thinking and literary analysis skills.

Henry and Mudge Lesson Plan

3. Henry and Mudge Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help prepare students for reading the novel 'Henry and Mudge.' Students will read about story elements, then make a graphic organizer to use as they read.

Story Elements Lesson for Kids

4. Story Elements Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of stories? In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of story elements, including characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.

Loved Best by Patricia McKissack Lesson Plan

5. Loved Best by Patricia McKissack Lesson Plan

In Patricia McKissack's 'Loved Best,' Carolyn thinks her family should love her best because she is the oldest of three children. Through the story, she learns about kindness and family. In this lesson, students will discuss the story and then look for examples of figurative language in the book.

The Stories Julian Tells Lesson Plan

6. The Stories Julian Tells Lesson Plan

Are you preparing to introduce your students to Ann Strugnell's 'The Stories Julian Tells?' In this lesson plan, find a text lesson to first lay the groundwork with information about storytelling. Then, use a template to guide your students reading and analysis of 'The Stories Julian Tells.'

Storytelling: Lesson for Kids

7. Storytelling: Lesson for Kids

When we hear a really good story, we tend to remember the details well enough that we can tell our friends and family! So what makes us remember these stories? Let's explore the art of storytelling and the elements of a memorable story.

The Stories Julian Tells Activities

8. The Stories Julian Tells Activities

Ann Cameron's ''The Stories Julian Tells'' is a wonderful chapter book for early independent readers. The activities in this lesson will help your students get more out of this story.

Christmas & Three Kings' Day Vocabulary in Spanish

9. Christmas & Three Kings' Day Vocabulary in Spanish

Holidays are wonderful and both Christmas and Three Kings' Day are no exception. This lesson gives you the basic vocabulary you need in order to fully enjoy the warmth of these colorful holidays.

Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

10. Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Learn about irony and the three types of irony that are most popularly used by writers. See examples of each type, and discover the difference between irony and coincidence.

Balto Lesson Plan

11. Balto Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan when reading books about Balto the sled dog. Students will read a text lesson that tells the true story of Balto and gives an overview of themes found in the books. Use our discussion questions, quiz and activity to make learning stick.

The Story of Balto the Sled Dog

12. The Story of Balto the Sled Dog

This lesson explores the story of Balto, the sled dog, as told in chapter books for young readers. We will look at some examples of how the story has been presented. Then, the lesson outlines some classroom activities.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.