Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for One Green Apple 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 inclusion, this One Green Apple picture book by Eve Bunting 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 One Green Apple Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of One Green Apple. You can find it in the section below.
- 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.
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ONE GREEN APPLE SUMMARY
Farrah has just moved to the United States and does not speak English yet. It is her second day in her new class and they are on a field trip to the apple orchard. Although she wears jeans and a t-shirt like her classmates, she is wearing a dupatta. None of her classmates wear this. All of the women in her previous country wore it. Farrah feels shy with her new classmates because she cannot yet express herself to them. The students take a wagon ride into an apple orchard and they each pick one apple. They take their apples inside and use a machine to turn it into apple cider. Throughout the day, one of her peers, Anna, tries to make Farrah feel welcome. She introduces herself, tells Anna that they are drinking cider, and makes room for Farrah to help the students with the cider press. This action of acceptance helps Farrah feel more comfortable and she eventually says words out loud for the first time.
ONE GREEN APPLE 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 One Green Apple reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- analyzing setting
- making connections
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- irregular verbs
ONE GREEN APPLE 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 One Green Apple?
- Lexile® Measure: 450L
- Guided Reading Level: O
- DRA Level: 20
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.6
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Eve Bunting. It was illustrated by Ted Lewin.
What genre is One Green Apple?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.