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Oona Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Oona will love this post.

With themes of friendship, problem solving, and perseverance, this Oona picture book by Kelly DiPucchio is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will become one of your favorites too!

Engage Your Students with Oona Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

OONA SUMMARY

Oona lived in the ocean with her best friend, Otto. She was brave, creative, and resilient, like most treasure hunters are. She enjoyed exploring the ocean for special items, until one day she locked eyes on a crown. The crown was in the middle of a rift, a hard to get area. She tried various plans to problem solve, but each time she tried a different problem arose. Eventually, she quit.

 

Then one day, as she was playing on a beach, she had an idea. Taking the idea, and Otto, to the sea, Oona was able to creatively get the crown! Your students will love this story about using creative thinking and problem solving skills!

OONA 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 Oona, 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 Oona reading comprehension questions focus on: 

  • retell
  • 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:

  • friendship
  • perseverance
  • problem solving

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • italics
  • ellipses
  • adverbs

OONA 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
Oona book companion
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Oona book cover and sequencing worksheet

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Oona?

  • Lexile® Measure: 550-575
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • DRA Level: 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3-3.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Kelly DiPucchio. It was illustrated by Raissa Figueroa.

What genre is Oona?

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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