Ch 6: Teaching Books by Marc Brown

About This Chapter

Plan and enhance your Marc Brown book lessons with these helpful teacher resources. The chapter's lesson plan outlines, assessments and supplemental lessons offer you a convenient way to design and teach a fully dimensional and engaging Marc Brown unit.

Teaching Books by Marc Brown - Chapter Summary

If you're planning a literature unit on Marc Brown books, check out this collection of supplemental teaching resources. Available at any time, this chapter includes lesson plan outlines that make the process of planning Marc Brown book lessons simple, quick and convenient. The chapter also includes quizzes that you can assign your students and related lessons that you can show your students in class. You'll find lesson plans and resources that cover many books by Marc Brown, including:

  • Arthur and the Poetry Contest
  • Arthur's New Puppy
  • Arthur's Reading Race
  • Arthur's Pet Business
  • Arthur's Family Vacation
  • Arthur Makes the Team
  • Arthur Lost and Found
  • Arthur and the Lost Diary
  • Arthur Goes to Camp
  • Arthur's TV Trouble
  • Arthur's Computer Disaster
  • Arthur's Thanksgiving
  • Arthur's Valentine
  • Arthur Meets the President
  • Arthur's Mystery Envelope
  • Arthur Writes a Story
  • Arthur's Chicken Pox

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure your lessons about Marc Brown books meet educational standards.
  • Additional resources: The related lessons can be used as engaging in-class teaching supplements.
  • Class discussion questions/ topics: Includes ideas for starting discussions to gauge your students' understanding of Marc Brown books.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning children's literature lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Marc Brown books you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related children's literature 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 Marc Brown books and characters from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant literature-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 6: Teaching Books by Marc Brown
Arthur and the Poetry Contest Lesson Plan

1. Arthur and the Poetry Contest Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students recognize rhyme and repetition in poetry and generalize spelling patterns among rhyming words while reading 'Arthur and the Poetry Contest' by Marc Brown.

Arthur's New Puppy Lesson Plan

2. Arthur's New Puppy Lesson Plan

This lesson uses Marc Brown's story 'Arthur's New Puppy' to teach about plot and conflict. The lesson includes full class, small group, and individual activities.

Arthur's Reading Race Lesson Plan

3. Arthur's Reading Race Lesson Plan

Arthur's Reading Race by Marc Brown explores a little boy who challenges his sister to a reading race. Students will certainly be challenged in the lesson plan as they read the story, answer questions, and complete an activity.

Arthur's Pet Business Lesson Plan

4. Arthur's Pet Business Lesson Plan

Almost every kid wants a pet, but do they realize the responsibility of ownership? They will learn about caring for a pet in Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown. Students will read the story, answer questions and complete an activity.

Arthur's Family Vacation Lesson Plan

5. Arthur's Family Vacation Lesson Plan

This lesson plan allows students to explore and examine literary perspective in writing while engaging in discussions and activities related to the text ''Arthur's Family Vacation''.

Arthur's Nose Lesson Plan

6. Arthur's Nose Lesson Plan

Exploring similar and different characteristics is easy when you are led by the adorable character of Arthur in ''Arthur's Nose''. In this lesson plan, students will explore the themes of this book through activities and written tasks.

Arthur Makes the Team Lesson Plan

7. Arthur Makes the Team Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on the book 'Arthur Makes the Team,' by Marc Brown. After reading the story, students will identify the main idea, support their choice with details of the story, and explore cause/effect relationships.

Arthur Lost and Found Lesson Plan

8. Arthur Lost and Found Lesson Plan

In Arthur Lost and Found by Marc Brown, Arthur and his friend get lost while traveling on a bus. The story, discussion questions, and activity in this lesson plan will help you teach students about directions and what to do if they are lost.

Arthur and the Lost Diary Lesson Plan

9. Arthur and the Lost Diary Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students accurately analyze characters by inferring traits based on their thoughts, dialogue, and actions as they read ''Arthur and the Lost Diary'' by Marc Brown.

Arthur Goes to Camp Lesson Plan

10. Arthur Goes to Camp Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the pain and happiness Arthur feels in 'Arthur Goes to Camp' by Marc Jacob. Students will read the lesson, answer questions and complete an activity.

Arthur's TV Trouble Lesson Plan

11. Arthur's TV Trouble Lesson Plan

''Arthur's TV Trouble'' offers students an example of how we can be drawn into poor choices through effective advertising. Using discussion, creative design and critical review, this lesson plan focuses attention on adjective use in advertising.

Arthur's Computer Disaster Lesson Plan

12. Arthur's Computer Disaster Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students are introduced to first and third person point of view using Marc Brown's book 'Arthur's Computer Disaster.' This lesson plan includes individual, partner, and small group work as well as a writing assignment.

Arthur's Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

13. Arthur's Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

'Arthur's Thanksgiving' is a fun resource to teach basic Thanksgiving facts. This lesson plan includes discussion, activities and projects to explore Thanksgiving facts, dialogue punctuation and aspects of social interaction.

Arthur's Valentine Lesson Plan

14. Arthur's Valentine Lesson Plan

''Arthur's Valentine'' by Marc Brown will allow your students to explore Valentine's Day while learning about homonyms and anonymity. This lesson plan includes class discussion, active listening, and creative writing.

Arthur Meets the President Lesson Plan

15. Arthur Meets the President Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will use Arthur's experience in 'Arthur Meets the President' to engage in discussion and create their own presentations related to Washington, D.C.

Arthur's Mystery Envelope Lesson Plan

16. Arthur's Mystery Envelope Lesson Plan

Through the story, 'Arthur's Mystery Envelope,' this lesson plan will help students learn to summarize stories and to write summaries using a summary frame.

Arthur Writes a Story Lesson Plan

17. Arthur Writes a Story Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students observe the writing process in the book 'Arthur Writes a Story,' then learn about peer editing for narrative writing. They go through the process of writing, peer editing and revising a narrative.

Arthur's Chicken Pox Lesson Plan

18. Arthur's Chicken Pox Lesson Plan

''Arthur's Chicken Pox'' offers clear examples of the parts of a narrative. This lesson plan guides you through using this book to teach the parts of a narrative through discussion, activities, art, and practice.

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