Teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Hey, Little Ant will love this post. It includes information about the book as well as teaching ideas and resource recommendations.
With themes of perspective-taking and making good choices, this Hey Little Ant picture book by Phillip M. Hoose is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will quickly become one of your favorite summer read alouds too!
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HEY, LITTLE ANT SUMMARY
Hey, Little Ant tells the story of a boy who finds an ant and wants to squish it, and an ant who doesn’t want to be squished. The story goes back and forth between the perspective of the ant and the perspective of the boy. The boy gives the ant reasons why he should squish the ant and the ant gives the boy reasons why he should not be squished.
At the end of this story readers have to decide whether or not the boy should squish the ant. This story has readers explore what it is like to take the perspective of someone else when making choices.
HEY, LITTLE ANT 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 Hey, Little Ant reading comprehension questions focus on:
- point of view
- making predictions
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- making good choices
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
HEY, LITTLE ANT 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 Hey, Little Ant?
- Lexile® Measure: 450
- Guided Reading Level: K
- DRA Level: 20
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Phillip M. Hoose. It was illustrated by Hannah Hoose.
What genre is Hey, Little Ant?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.