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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse: Kevin Henkes
1st - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Kevin Henkes has composed a series of books in which Lilly the mouse is a main character. Third graders use illustrations and key details as they compare and contrast the books, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and another story staring the...
Introduce Vocabulary: Julius, the Baby of the World (Henkes)
K - 3rd
Lilly is jealous when her new little brother is born; explore vocabulary in context through Kenvin Kenkes' story Julius the Baby of the World. Suggested words for this text are: constantly, disguise, disgusting, extraordinary, quiver,...
Introduce Vocabulary: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Henkes)
K - 3rd
Familiarize budding readers with new vocabulary in context as they listen you read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, which can be found on YouTube if you don't have in on hand. Recommended focus words here are: considerate, creative,...
Story Elements: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
1st - 2nd
In this story elements learning exercise, students respond after reading Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. Students identify the setting, main characters, problem and solution. Students write their notes in purse shapes.
Excited, Sad, Happy, Mad: Growing Independence and Fluency
1st - 3rd
Students observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read parts of the book "Owen" by Kevin Henke with and without expression and discuss the differences. In pairs, students...