Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School 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 responsibility and coping , this Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School picture book by Shannon Olsen 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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DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SUMMARY
The narrator writes this story to remind students how dangerous it can be to bring a dragon to school! This silly story shares the cause and effect of bringing a dragon to school. From awards to cleaning out desks, there is always something that will go wrong when a dragon is involved!
Most importantly, the last day of school can be very special and meaningful for children. This story provides support with the transition to summer and saying goodbye to teachers in a fun and humorous way.
DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 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 Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School reading comprehension questions focus on:
- cause and efffect
- making connections
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 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 Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School?
- Lexile® Measure: 600L
- Guided Reading Level: O
- DRA Level: 30
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Shannon Olsen. It was illustrated by Andy Elkerton.
What genre is Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School?
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.