Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

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Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this resource goes on to provide reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address while reading the story. A list of cross-curricular activities is also included that range from learning about barnyard birds and researching life in Poland, to listening to Yiddish folk songs. This great resource would make a nice addition to a literature unit on folk tales in the primary grades.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Resource offers a number of activities that engage learners in reading this children's book
  • Comprehension questions focus students on understanding the sequence of events in the story
  • Scaffolding is required to support young learners with performing research