Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for I Want My Hat Back 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 taking ownership, compassion and empathy, this I Want My Hat Back picture book by Jon Klassen 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 I Want My Hat Back Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of I Want My Hat Back. 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.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with I Want My Hat Back reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
I WANT MY HAT BACK SUMMARY
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen tells the story of a bear who lost his hat. He loves his hat and desperately wants it back. He asks several other animals in the forest if they have seen it.
Unfortunately they haven’t. Bear even asks a rabbit wearing a red hat if they’ve seen his hat, and the rabbit gets very angry.
After asking the animals, the bear is so sad that no one has seen his hat, and lays down on the ground. A helpful deer approaches and asks the bear what his hat looks like. As bear describes his hat, he realizes that he has seen it! He runs back to the rabbit and takes his beloved hat back.
Students will enjoy reading about the bear’s journey to find his hat!
I WANT MY HAT BACK 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 I Want My Hat Back reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making predictions
- analyzing illustrations
- making connections
- plot (problem and solution)
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- taking ownership
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- types of sentences
- compound words
- verb tense
I WANT MY HAT BACK 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 I Want My Hat Back?
- Lexile® Measure: 230L
- Guided Reading Level: G-H
- DRA Level: 12-14
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 1.6
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Jon Klassen. It was illustrated by Jon Klassen.
What genre is I Want My Hat Back?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 40 pages long.