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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for My Papi Has a Motorcycle 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 a theme of family, this My Papi Has a Motorcycle picture book by Isabel Quintero 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 My Papi Has a Motorcycle Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of My Papi Has a Motorcycle. 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 My Papi Has a Motorcycle reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE SUMMARY

Daisy has learned a lot from her Papi, from engines to the importance of determination, she looks up to him. As soon as she hears his truck driving down their street, she runs to get their helmets. The two are going to take a ride through the city together on her Papi’s motorcycle. 

 

The motorcycle passes by all the different shops and churches that make up the city. Daisy thinks about how the city is changing, especially when they find out their favorite place to get shaved ice is closed. Papi takes Daisy to see the new homes he has been building and they even pass by friends and family as they drive. 

 

As the two return home, Daisy’s young brother and Mami wave them home. Daisy knows that even though her city is changing, things will always stay the same with her family in their house. 

MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE 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 My Papi Has a Motorcycle, 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 My Papi Has a Motorcycle reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • summarize / retell
  • analyzing character
  • analyzing setting
  • sequencing
  • figurative language

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • family

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • articles
  • shades of meaning
  • apostrophes
  • base words

MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE 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
My Papi has a Motorcycle book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for My Papi Has a Motorcycle?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD750L
  • Guided Reading Level: R
  • DRA Level: 40
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 4.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Isabel Quintero. It was illustrated by Zeke Peña.

What genre is My Papi Has a Motorcycle?

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 40 pages long.

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