Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Interrupting Chicken 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 patience and interrupting, this Interrupting Chicken picture book by David Ezra Stein 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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INTERRUPTING CHICKEN SUMMARY
The book, Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, is about Little Red Chicken and his Papa. It is time for Little Red Chicken to go to bed, but he really wants Papa to read him a bedtime story.
At first, Papa is hesitant to read a story because he thinks Little Red Chicken will interrupt. Little Red Chicken promises to be good and Papa begins to tell a story.
Before Papa can finish, Little Red Chicken interrupts the story! Papa tries to read two more stories and each time he gets interrupted. Papa has run out of stories and decides that Little Red Chicken should tell him a story. As Little Red Chicken starts to tell the story, he finds that Papa has fallen asleep.
This story will have children laughing at Little Red Chicken and is a great way to demonstrate the effect of interruptions.
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN 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 Interrupting Chicken reading comprehension questions focus on:
- summarize / retell
- analyzing character
- plot | problem – solution
- ask and answer questions
- identify the main idea
- cause and effect
- identifying theme | message | moral
- making connections
- analyzing illustrations
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- staying on task / focus / active listening
- problem solving
- being respectful
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- types of sentences
- action verbs
- common and proper nouns
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN 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 Interrupting Chicken?
- Lexile® Measure: AD510L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 24 – 28
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7 – 2.9
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written and illustrated by by David Ezra Stein.
What genre is Interrupting Chicken?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 40 pages long.