Leo Lionni Author Study

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Leo Lionni is a wonderful children's author for second and third graders. These grab and go materials make celebrating his books easy. This bundle includes before/during/after activities for each of the titles below. The bundle is comprehension focused and engaging. There is also an emphasis on written responses including a class book/prompt for each.

TITLES INCLUDED IN THE LEO LIONNI BUNDLE:

  • Frederick
  • Swimmy
  • Fish is Fish
  • A Color of His Own
  • Inch by Inch
  • A Busy Year, and
  • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

(7 book units and about approximately 280 pages in PDF and for Google Slides TM).

HOW TO USE THE LEO LIONNI AUTHOR STUDY:

The units are set up in a before/during/after format for the books. It is intended to be used with mentor text lessons, book clubs, or guided reading groups, but also works well with partners too.

SKILLS ADDRESSED IN EACH UNIT:

SWIMMY-

  • schema building (Alphaboxes about ocean animals)
  • vocabulary organizer and word cards
  • making predictions with I Bet strategy
  • author's purpose
  • making comparisons organizer
  • writing in response to the reading
  • sequencing events
  • story elements
  • visualizing (Sketch to Stretch)
  • summarizing
  • question task cards and response form
  • BME retelling
  • class book (Swimmy's Swimming Adventures

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

  • ️I Know, I See, I Wonder (prereading)
  • ️Alphaboxes
  • ️Vocabulary page and word cards for modeling
  • ️Story Elements Anchor Chart
  • ️Story Elements Organizer
  • ️Concept Sort
  • ️Questioning Page
  • ️Character Analysis
  • ️Making Inferences Anchor Chart
  • ️My Inference (favorite scene)
  • Comparing Leo Lionni’s Books
  • ️Writing in Response to Reading
  • ️Class Book Cover
  • ️Writing page for Alexander’s New Friend
  • ️What’s Close to Alexander’s Heart

Fish is Fish

  • Schema builder about fish and frogs
  • Vocabulary introduction and Word Cards
  • BME Organizer
  • All About The Main Character
  • Story Elements
  • Cause and Effect Sorting
  • Making Connections
  • Discussion Task Cards
  • Answer Form
  • Favorite Scene
  • Story Retelling
  • Story Lessons | Main Idea/Details
  • Writing Prompt

Frederick

  • prereading schema builder about mice
  • vocabulary
  • making predictions
  • making connections
  • character traits
  • sequencing
  • summarizing
  • writing prompts
  • plot development (narrative elements),
  • and reading response (class book).

A Color of His Own

  • schema building (Give one, Get on about Showing Your Colors)
  • vocabulary organizer and word cards
  • point of view (2 pages)
  • character traits
  • making connections
  • cause/effect
  • visualizing
  • sequencing
  • BME retelling
  • guided reading column notes
  • questioning task cards and recording form for Scoot
  • writing in response to the reading

A Busy Year

  • schema building about trees (alphaboxes)
  • tier 2 vocabulary introduction and practice
  • sequencing (anchor chart and project) -2 pages
  • story elements
  • questioning page
  • character traits
  • making connections
  • visualizing
  • research report about trees
  • and writing in response to reading (____ loves the planet)

Inch by Inch

  • schema building (abc brainstorm about measurement)
  • vocabulary organizer and word cards
  • making comparisons across texts
  • beginning, middle, end
  • the important thing about inchworms
  • scene description
  • character traits
  • story elements
  • making connections
  • My Life as a Worm writing prompt pages and cover for a class book
  • Measurement Writing Prompt
  • Favorite Scene Writing

OTHER LEO LIONNI RESOURCES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

This unit can be purchased individually, but is also included in my Leo Lionni Author Study. Other units included in the author study are:

WHAT OTHER TEACHERS HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS UNIT:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heather O.says, "So many resources and well worth the money. Will be used during an author study week. Thank you for your hard work.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rebecca C. says, "Great resource to use with our Leo Lionni Author Study for first grade! We were able to choose the parts we needed and it worked great!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holly G. says, "I am really looking forward to using this bundle with my firsties. The activities will be highly motivating to complete; thought provoking, fun, and educational activities on Leo Lionni."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brittany F. says, "This author study worked perfectly for our week long study of Leo Lionni!"

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