Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for A Bad Case of Stripes will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of staying true to yourself and self esteem, this A Bad Case of Stripes picture book by David Shannon is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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- Read a summary of A Bad Case of Stripes. You can find it in the section below.
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A BAD CASE OF STRIPES SUMMARY
Camilla worries a lot about what people think of her. This is why she won’t eat her favorite food, lima beans. Camilla is horrified when she is picking out her first day of school outfit, and develops stripes all over her body.
Many different doctors and specialists come to Camilla’s house to try to cure her. Her stripes get worse and worse with every remedy they try. One day, an old woman comes to Camilla’s house and offers her some lima beans as a cure. Camilla won’t admit that she likes them, until the woman goes to leave. Camilla stops her and eats the beans, and her stripes go away!
Students will love this story about the importance of staying to true to yourself.
A BAD CASE OF STRIPES LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based A Bad Case of Stripes reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- identifying theme, message, and moral
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- staying true to yourself
- self esteem
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- proper nouns
A BAD CASE OF SRIPES ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for A Bad Case of Stripes?
- Lexile® Measure: AD610L
- Guided Reading Level: O
- DRA Level: 30-34
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3-3.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by David Shannon. It was illustrated by David Shannon.
What genre is A Bad Case of Stripes?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.