If you are an elementary teacher looking for lesson plans and activities for Mooseltoe, then you will love this post. It includes information about the book, resource recommendations, and teaching ideas.
With a putting forth your best effort theme, this Mooseltoe picture book by Margie Palatini is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. This is sure to become on of your favorite Christmas read alouds for elementary students!
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It is Christmas time and Moose is in the holiday spirit. He starts his day by playing some Christmas music on the piano before reviewing his to-do list. He gets to work and writes all of the holiday cards and completes all of the gift shopping. Moose even wraps all of the presents by himself! Things are going perfectly perfect so far.
Next, Moose heads to the kitchen to start baking holiday treats. He makes a variety of cookies, cakes, and jellies. With the baking done, Moose is ready to decorate the house. He strings garland and beads throughout and decorates with bows. Finally, Moose hangs all of the stockings. Everything has been simple and easy.
That night, the family realizes one thing is missing, the Christmas tree! Moose hurries out into the snow in search of a tree but comes home empty handed. Not wanting the children to be disappointed, Moose suggests they turn him into the tree.
The family works together to glue his mustache, add lights and ornaments. Soon, Moose has turned into a makeshift Christmas tree! The children went off to bed while Moose stayed awake twinkling and waiting for Santa.
MOOSELTOE 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 Mooseltoe reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing setting
- analyzing illustrations
- making connections
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- best effort
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- plural nouns
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 Mooseltoe?
- Lexile® Measure: 520L
- Guided Reading Level: K
- DRA Level: 16 – 18
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.0-2.3
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Margie Palatini. It was illustrated by Henry Cole.
What genre is Mooseltoe?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.