This Introduce Vocabulary: Blueberries for Sal (McCloskey) lesson plan also includes:
Take your budding readers on a literary trip to pick blueberries as they learn vocabulary from Robert McClosky's book, Blueberries for Sal. By pre-teaching the words pupils are prepared to raise their hands when they hear the words in the story. They learn the following words: hustled, struggle, and tremendous. Sets of questions for each of these words promote connections to everyday concepts, and could be done before, during, or after the reading. Check out the graphic organizers for visual learners. Find a recording of this book online if you don't have it on hand.