Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for A Chair for My Mother 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 making good choices and empathy, this A Chair for My Mother picture book by Vera B Williams 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!
Engage Your Students with A Chair for My Mother Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of A Chair for My Mother. You can find it in the section below.
- Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
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A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER SUMMARY
A Chair For My Mother by Vera Williams is the story of a young girl named Rosa and her mother. Not too long ago, there was a fire in Rosa’s apartment and they lost everything. Their neighbors, friends and family helped by donating many things. However, they did not have a sofa or big chairs. Rosa’s mother worked as a waitress at a diner. Sometimes Rosa helped out at the diner and earned money. Both Rosa and her mother saved their money in a big jar. When the jar was full they planned to buy the chair of their dreams.
One day, the jar was full! Rosa, her mother and grandmother went to the store searching for the perfect chair. When they find it, they take it home right away. Now Rosa’s mother can sit in the chair to rest after a long day.
A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER 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 Chair for My Mother reading comprehension questions focus on:
- comparing and contrasting
- analyzing character
- making connections
- plot | problem – solution
- asking and answering questions
- cause and effect
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- making good choices
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- compound words
- action verbs
A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER 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 Chair for My Mother?
- Lexile® Measure: 530L
- Guided Reading Level: M
- DRA Level: 24
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.4
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Vera B Williams. It was illustrated by Vera B Williams.
What genre is A Chair for My Mother?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.