Creepy Pair of Underwear Lesson Plans and Craftivity
It’s now February and when I asked my students what their favorite read-aloud from the year was so far, at least half of them said Creepy Carrots. We read Creepy Carrots back in October and they all absolutely loved it. They refer back to it all the time! When I saw that Aaron Reynolds released his new book Creepy Pair of Underwear,I ordered it right away. (I even paid full price for the hardcover. I promise I don’t do this very often.) I just had to create creepy plans for this book after I read it. I know my students are going to love this book. When I create read-aloud lesson plans I always refer to the core standards. I make sure I hit all the core standards with our text dependent questions. If you want to read more about text dependent questions, you should read this blog post. I focus on a few standards with the graphic organizers and wrap up the lessons with a fun craftivity. I create lesson plans that will last 3 to 5 days.
When I plan lesson plans around the core standards, I pick a standard to focus on each day. For the key ideas and details standards I decided to made a graphic organizer on how Jasper tried to get rid of the creepy underwear and what the creepy underwear did. I will ask the key ideas and details text dependent questions and then students will complete the activity below. I include differentiated graphic organizers in our read-alouds for each standard so teachers can pick the best options for their class. I design several options because I know teachers use these lessons at different times in the school year, and all students have different abilities.
For The second lesson I focus everything around the craft and structure core standards. I will ask the craft and structure text dependent questions and then dive deep in to the point of view of Jasper and the point of view of the creepy underwear. Students love thinking about the point of view. This book is perfect because the point of view of the underwear isn’t obvious right away.
Integration of knowledge and ideas is the focus of the third lesson. I added some text dependent questions which compare the stories Creepy Pair of Underwear to Creepy Carrots. In our Creepy Carrots Interactive Read-aloud the students wrote how they would trick Jasper if they were the carrots. For the last activity in this book students will write what they would do if they were Jasper. Then they will create this cute Jasper craftivity to attach to their writing. This activity will make a really cute bulletin board.
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