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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Activities and Lesson Plans

Teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Eyes That Kiss in the Corners will love this post. It includes the book’s summary, teaching ideas, recommended resources, and more.

With a theme of self-esteem, this Eyes That Kiss in the Corners picture book by Joanna Ho is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It is included on my list of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month books. Head on over there to check out some additional high quality books! 

Engage Your Students with Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.
  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 Eyes That Kiss in the Corners reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS SUMMARY

The narrator of this story has eyes that kiss at the corners. They are the color of warm tea and crinkle into crescent moons. Her eyes are different from eyes that are big and blue like a lagoon with long eyelashes. Instead, her eyes are just like her mother’s and sparkle like the stars. Her Amah has eyes just like that, too. They tell stories and can see into the narrator’s heart. The narrator’s little sister, Mei-Mei, has eyes just like her. Her sister’s eyes look up to her and make her feel like she can fly. She is proud of her eyes. They are just like her family’s eyes and they are beautiful. 

 

This inspiring book will remind students that their qualities that make them unique make them special.

EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS 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 Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, 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 Eyes That Kiss in the Corners reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • visualizing 
  • point of view 
  • author’s purpose 
  • figurative language
  • identifying theme | message | 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

  • pronouns 
  • action verbs
  • prepositions synonyms

EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS 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
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Eyes That Kiss in the Corners?

  • Lexile® Measure: 600
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Joanna Ho. It was illustrated by Dung Ho.

What genre is Eyes That Kiss in the Corners?

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.

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