Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Fry Bread 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 appreciating diversity, this Fry Bread picture book by Kevin Noble Maillard 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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- Read a summary of Fry Bread. 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.
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FRY BREAD SUMMARY
Kevin Noble Maillard’s book, Fry Bread, teaches readers about the Native American tradition of making fry bread. This book is rich with figurative language as the author describes what fry bread is, what it looks like and what it tastes like.
Readers will learn how making fry bread is an important part of the Native American culture and it is a way for them to gather as a family and community.
FRY BREAD 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 Fry Bread reading comprehension questions focus on:
- comparing and contrasting
- point of view
- making connections
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- appreciating diversity
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
FRY BREAD 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 Fry Bread?
- Lexile® Measure: N/A
- Guided Reading Level: N/A
- DRA Level: N/A
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): N/A
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Kevin Noble Maillard. It was illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.
What genre is Fry Bread?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 48 pages long.