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A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee 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 friendship and kindness, this A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee picture book by Philip C. Stead 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 Sick Day For Amos Mcgee Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee. You can find it in the section below.
  2. 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.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE SUMMARY

Each morning, Amos McGee wakes up and gets ready for work. He takes the bus to the zoo, where he has many friends waiting to see him. Although he is busy, Amos makes time to visit with each one of his zoo animal friends. He plays chess with the elephant, reads to the owl, and runs races with the tortoise. One day, Amos wakes up feeling too sick to go to work. The animals are anxiously waiting for him and start to worry.

Amos is surprised to see his animal friends at his house! They have come to take care of him! The rhino lends Amos a handkerchief when he sneezes, the owl reads him a story, and the penguin keeps his feet warm. After a cup of tea and spending time with his friends, Amos starts to feel better. The friends head to bed so they can get an early bus back to the zoo in the morning.

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarize and retell
  • analyzing illustrations
  • ask and answer questions
  • sequencing
  • cause and effect

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • friendship
  • kindness

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • verb tense
  • plural noun
  • parenthesis

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE 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
A Sick Day for Amos McGee book companion
six students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD580L
  • Guided Reading Level: N-O
  • DRA Level: 28-30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.2-3.3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Philip C. Stead. It was illustrated by Erin Stead.

What genre is A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee ?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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