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Grace Goes to Washington Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Grace Goes to Washington 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 inclusion, this Grace Goes to Washington picture book by Kelly Dipucchio 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 Grace Goes to Washington Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Grace Goes to Washington. 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 Grace Goes to Washington reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON SUMMARY

The story Grace Goes to Washington is about Grace and the student council working together to decide what to do with their bake-sale money. Grace’s class also goes on a field trip to Washington, D.C. and her and her friends make many comparisons to how the different roles of student council are like the executive, legislative, and judicial branch of government.

Grace is inspired when she returns from the field trip and works with her friends Thomas and Aman to create a plan for the bake-sale money that spreads kindness and does good for others. The three friends create the Friendship Mall and propose it to the student council. The vote passes unanimously and Wilson Elementary School benefits greatly from the new addition.

GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON 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 Grace Goes to Washington, 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 Grace Goes to Washington reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • comparing and contrasting
  • analyzing setting
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • problem solving
  • inclusion

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • common and proper nouns
  • compound words
  • contractions

GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON 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
Grace Goes to Washington book companion
Grace Goes to Washington book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Grace Goes to Washington?

  • Lexile® Measure: 570L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 28-30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): N/A

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Kelly Dipucchio. It was illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

What genre is Grace Goes to Washington?

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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