Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship 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 bullying, this Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship picture book by Edward Hemingway 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 Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship. You can find it in the section below.
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BAD APPLE: A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP SUMMARY
Mac is a good apple. He enjoys sharing with his friends, helping clean up after art class, diving into the watering hole and floating on his back. One day, when Mac was napping in the soft green grass, it started to rain. When he woke up, Mac realized he was not alone. There was a worm named Will attached to him. The two quickly became friends and enjoyed doing many different things together. Will showed Mac how to fly a kite and Mac shows Will how to float in the watering hole.
When the two friends went to the orchard, the other apples said that Mac was rotten and had worms. Will decided to leave one night so Mac could go back to playing with the other apples. However, Mac realized he was sad without Will and went out to search for him. When the friends reunited they realized it was better to be together than alone.
BAD APPLE: A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP 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 Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- summarize and retell
- analyzing illustrations
- plot | problem and solution
- cause and effect
- identifying theme, message or moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- action verbs
- plural nouns
BAD APPLE: A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP 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 Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship?
- Lexile® Measure: AD560L
- Guided Reading Level: I
- DRA Level: 16
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Edward Hemingway. It was illustrated by Edward Hemingway.
What genre is Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship?
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.