Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Cloudette 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 theme of self esteem, this Cloudette picture book by Tom Lichtenheld 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 Cloudette Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Cloudette. 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 Cloudette reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
Cloudette was a small cloud, much smaller than the other clouds. She enjoyed some of the advantages of being small, like fitting in tight places and always finding a spot at the fireworks. However, at times Cloudette wished she was big and important. She watched the other clouds do things like rain, thunder and make rainbows, and wished she could do that. She felt like no one needed a small cloud like her. Cloudette dreamed of creating a waterfall or causing a snow day.
One day, there is a strong wind storm and Cloudette is blown from her neighborhood. She finds herself in a new place and comes upon a small puddle with frogs nearby. Cloudette puffs herself up and rains onto the puddle. She rains so much it turns into a pond and the frogs thank her. Cloudette learns that even though she is small, she can do big important things.
CLOUDETTE 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 Cloudette reading comprehension questions focus on:
- summarizing and retelling
- comparing and contrasting
- analyzing character
- identifying genre
- identifying theme, message or moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- self esteem
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- irregular verbs
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 Cloudette?
- Lexile® Measure: AD590L
- 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 and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
What genre is Cloudette?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 40 pages long.