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Lost and Found Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Lost and Found will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book.

With themes of compassion and friendship, this Lost and Found picture book by Oliver Jeffers is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It is sure to become one of your favorite winter read alouds!

Engage Your Students with Lost and Found Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Lost and Found.
  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 Lost and Found reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

LOST AND FOUND SUMMARY

One day, a little boy opens his door to a penguin. Where is he to return it to? He goes to the Lost and Found, but they do not accept penguins. After learning that penguins come from the South Pole, the two go on a long and difficult journey on a rowboat to get there. But once they part, each is sadder than they were before. 

 

The little boy turns back to get the penguin, but to his surprise, the penguin is gone! As he starts the long journey back, he sees the penguin paddling in the water. The two reunite and find happiness in their companionship.

LOST AND FOUND 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 Lost and Found, 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 Lost and Found reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing character
  • analyzing illustrations
  • sequencing
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • compassion
  • friendship

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • contractions
  • suffix -ed
  • ellipses

LOST AND FOUND 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
Lost and Found book companion
elementary teacher reading aloud a picture book to her students

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Lost and Found?

  • Lexile® Measure: 780L
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • DRA Level: 42 – 44
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 4.7 – 5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

What genre is Lost and Found?

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 32 pages long.

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