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Miss Nelson Is Missing Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Miss Nelson Is Missing 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 empathy and making good choices, this Miss Nelson Is Missing picture book by Harry G. Allard Jr. 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 Miss Nelson Is Missing Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Miss Nelson Is Missing. 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 Miss Nelson Is Missing reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

MISS NELSON IS MISSING SUMMARY

The story, Miss Nelson is Missing, is about an unruly classroom of students and a teacher who finds a creative way to teach them a lesson. The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved students in the whole school.  They were constantly acting up and poor Miss Nelson was unable to teach.

Then one day, Miss Nelson goes missing and Miss Viola Swamp comes into the classroom. She wears an ugly black dress, never smiles, and loads the students up with homework.  It isn’t long before the students miss Miss Nelson and start to look for her.

When Miss Nelson returns a few days later the students are thrilled to see her. They no longer misbehave and act like angels in the classroom.  In the end, we find out that Miss Nelson was in the classroom all long and she had dressed up as Miss Viola Swamp to teach her students a lesson about being respectful.

MISS NELSON IS MISSING 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 Miss Nelson Is Missing, 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 Miss Nelson Is Missing reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making inferences
  • making predictions
  • summarizing and retelling
  • analyzing character
  • analyzing illustrations
  • plot | problem and solution

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • empathy
  • making good choices
  • being respectful

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • quotation marks
  • verb tense
  • verbs
  • types of print

MISS NELSON IS MISSING 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 Miss Nelson Is Missing?

  • Lexile® Measure: 340L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Harry G. Allard Jr. It was illustrated by James Marshall.

What genre is Miss Nelson Is Missing?

It is a 32 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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