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Stone Soup Lesson Plans
With "Stone Soup" lesson plans students can learn about cooperation, and have a delicious meal, all at the same time.
Two versions of the story Stone Soup are compared in this language arts lesson. Students read a version of Stone Soup and discuss the characters, setting and author's purpose. They make a stone soup place-mat, read a second version of Stone Soup, and compare it to the first version.
Students examine the topics of conflict, resolution, and solution using the book "Stone Soup." They create a class pictograph using real vegetables brought in by the students, answer story comprehension questions, and sequence the events in the story. As a culminating activity students make and eat stone soup.
Oklahoma Stone Soup
Students discover the history of the Oklahoma Territory and what foods cowboys used to eat while on the move. In this culinary lesson, students read the ingredients to Oklahoma Stone Soup and prepare them in a crock pot over the course of 3 hours. Students answer reading comprehension questions about a short story of a cowboy, later eating their stone soup in class.
Students determine the identity of a vegetable, either real or fake, and examine where the it grows. Next, they sort the vegetable by classifying them into different groups. They listen to and retell Heather Forest's, Stone Soup before completing the attached worksheet.
Students discover ways to work together and share. In this social studies lesson, students read the story Stone Soup and discuss ways classmates could work together better as well as times they felt accomplishment. Students create their own stone "soup" and each student takes home a stone as a reminder.
Stone Soup Readers' Theater
Readers' Theater is a great way to get pupils engaged in story elements, oral reading, and expression in a fun setting! Using the story Stone Soup, actors discuss the story, review difficult vocabulary, rehearse lines, and incorporate physical theater to adapt the book to live performance. There are helpful tips here on timing, student expectations, and extension ideas. However, the scripts described are only available for purchase.
Oklahoma Stone Soup
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the lesson, learners make stone soup using a variety of vegetables. They vote on favorite vegetables, calculate their volume, and make predictions about how these items will change through the cooking process. To close the lesson, the class reads about soups from other cultures.
Thanksgiving Story: Stone Soup
Students read a story about soup made from stones and then make their own stone soup. For this Thanksgiving activity lesson, students discuss the stone soup story about pilgrims. Students make their own stone soup and then eat the soup.
First graders read the book Stone Soup. In this literature and math instructional activity, 1st graders read the book and list the foods that were used in the soup. Students create First Grade Soup and bring in the ingredients needed for the soup.
Reading and Writing
First graders are read a book called "Stone Soup" by Ann McGovern. Using the text, they create word lists and are introduced to the concept of patterned text. They use the words in the word list to write descriptions and add them to a template. They use the templates to create a class book.
Is There a Stone in My Soup?
Learners plan a service project. In this service learning lesson, students demonstrate their understanding of philanthropy as they plan a stone soup party.
Stone Soup: Acting Out the Story
In this literature worksheet, students read a text called Stone Soup. Students then cut out cards with soup ingredient pictures and act out the story, putting the cards in a soup pot as the item is mentioned.
Students listen to Stone Soup on a cassette tape. They follow along with the story in their books. They write a recipe for Stone Soup, then write a paragraph which incorporates sequencing.
First graders examine the use of logic, deduction, and inference to determine the answers to riddles. They listen to a teacher read aloud of Heather Forest's, Stone Soup before discussing the story which gauges their comprehension. Finally, they write an original riddle about a vegetable while using the attached worksheet.
Starting Stone Soup
Second graders complete activities using the story Stone Soup. For this reading fluency lesson, 2nd graders read a fluency page that reviews the vocabulary in the book. Students then participate in readers theater to promote reading fluency and affect.
Stone Soup Handwriting
For this printing practice worksheet, students read and trace the ten words that are based on the ingredients in stone soup. Examples of the words include "carrots" and "onions."
Is There a Stone in My Soup?
Students understand that people treat people differently sometimes because they are different.In this mutual respect and lesson, students discuss the need for positive change and how they can be a part of that. Students survey others, find rules applying to the behaviors in question and plan an event to improve relationships.
Climax of a Story
Demonstrate how to track the elements of plot in a story. After watching you mark down the rising action, problem, climax, falling action, and resolution for Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth, pupils complete a graphic organizer for Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson. For independent practice, allow class members to choose a grade-level book to chart. An example of the filled-out graphic organizer is included. View it by registering with the site.
Community Table-Community Ties: The Drive
Learners explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning instructional activity, students consider the issues of hunger and homelessness. Learners explore literature dealing with the topics and brainstorm ways they may be able to help others.