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Field Trip Fiasco Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Field Trip Fiasco 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 problem solving and expectations, this Field Trip Fiasco picture book by Julie Danneberg 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 Field Trip Fiasco Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Field Trip Fiasco. You can find it in the section below.
  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 Field Trip Fiasco reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

FIELD TRIP FIASCO SUMMARY

Mrs. Hartwell, a favorite character from the book First Day Jitters, is back in this field trip story. She is planning to take her class on a field trip to the zoo to be animal observers. Their last field trip did not go well so this time Mrs. Hartwell has done her research and prepared with her bag of tricks. 

 

Despite her planning, the students come across several problems while at the zoo. First, the bus breaks down but Mrs. Hartwell is prepared with animal crackers. When two girls trip and get hurt she has bandages, and when Eddie gets sprayed by the elephant she has an extra shirt. Mrs. Hartwell realizes the students writing on their observation sheets is the cause of these accidents and allows the students to put them away and enjoy the zoo. When they return to school, the students write about their trip and it is clear everyone had a great time. 

FIELD TRIP FIASO 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 Field Trip Fiasco, 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 Field Trip Fiasco reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making inferences
  • making predictions
  • analyzing character
  • making connections
  • sequencing
  • cause and effect

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • problem solving
  • expectations

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • adverbs
  • interjections
  • time order words
  • onomatopoeia

FIELD TRIP FIASO 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
Field Trip Fiasco book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Field Trip Fiasco?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD610L
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • DRA Level: 30 – 34
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3 – 3.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Julie Danneberg. It was illustrated by Judy Love.

What genre is Field Trip Fiasco?

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.

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