Video: Lesson Plan Idea for the Kid-Favorite Back-to-School Classic
by Tatiana Florival
What better way to open the school year than with a laugh-out-loud funny read-aloud that also makes a for great conversation starter on class-wide expectations?
Denise Ortiz, a second grade teacher from Pineloch Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, shares how she uses Miss Nelson Is Missing! with her class at the beginning of the year to introduce students to reading-comprehension skills, including:
• Making predictions and textual connections by observing details and clues (especially in James Marshall’s illustrations!)
• Identifying conflicts and solutions and other story elements
• Comparing and contrasting characters
Plus Denise finds that the classic picture book is a great way to teach behavioral skills—such as showing respect to one another, teachers included!—and set expectations for the school year. Watch her Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review video to see how Miss Nelson Is Missing! can get your students excited about reading this fall.
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