Lesson plans for Chrysanthemum, more
|Biography and Background|
|Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse|
An introduction to the author.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Summary and 6 supporting activities.
A list of teacher-tested activities.
Chrysanthemum compiled ideas from four blocks ring
An extensive list of activities.
Chrysanthemum Guided Reading Lesson
A variety of post-reading activities designed to be compatible with the Four Block program.
Fourteen MORE Activities for the First Days of School!
The second item in this collection is related to Chrysanthemum. Students graph the number of letters in their names.
Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Using a variety of approaches, students work with the sounds of ow, ew, and aw. These activities are research-based and address address IRA/NCTE standards.
Read Alouds: A Chrysanthemum Lesson Plan
This article demonstrates how to use Chrysanthemum to model thinking aloud to demonstrate to students how to think about what they are reading (comprehension) when reading independently.
Students will define the character trait self-discipline. They will then learn a 3R strategy: Retreat, Rethink, and React, in order to handle conflicts.
Getting to Know Characters: Lilly and Other Kevin Henkes Friends
In this language development lesson using the books by Kevin Henkes English Language Learners learn vocabulary and language structures to express feelings, make text-to-self connections, and practice the reading strategy of analyzing characters. In the final project students create a character of their own.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Summary and 5 activities.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
A variety of post-reading activities.
Summary and 11 discussion questions.
Identifying and Using Action Verbs
Students find the action verbs in an online story and in Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes. They write a story using action verbs and visit a website that demonstrates verbs in action. This lesson plan is designed for second grade.
Links to follow-up activities.