Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Bedhead 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 a patience theme, this Bedhead picture book by Margie Palatini 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 Bedhead Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Bedhead. 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.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Bedhead reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
One morning, Oliver woke up to find he had a terrible case of bedhead. His family heard his screams and came rushing upstairs to see if they could help him manage his hair. They tried pushing, pulling, and wetting it with no success. Next the family decided they would try putting spray, gel, mousse and hair pins in Oliver’s hair to see if it would help, which it did not. When Oliver tried to brush it, the brush got stuck in the back of his head! Finally, it was decided that Oliver would wear his old blue baseball hat to school and cover up his bad hair day. However, when he got to school, Oliver learned it was picture day and he would have to remove his hat! Everyone stood ready for the picture and just as the photographer was about to take it, Oliver’s hat flew off his head. His hair was wild again and the brush flew out hitting a classmate and his teacher. The resulting class photo was one to remember!
BEDHEAD LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Bedhead, 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 Bedhead reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- summarizing and retelling
- making connections
- plot | problem and solution
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- base words
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 Bedhead?
- Lexile® Measure: 140L
- Guided Reading Level: P
- DRA Level: 38
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.1
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Margie Palatini. It was illustrated by Jack E. Davis.
What genre is Bedhead?
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 40 pages long.