Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Our Class is a Family will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book.
With themes of kindness and being respectful, this Our Class is a Family picture book by Shannon Olsen is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be big hit in your classroom too!
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OUR CLASS IS A FAMILY SUMMARY
The book Our Class is a Family is written by Shannon Olsen, a second grade teacher. Shannon starts the book off by sharing examples of what children might think of when they think of a family. They might think of their parents, siblings or cousins. She explains that a family can be more than the people you’re related to. Students spend most of their day with their class, so it should feel like a home.
Throughout the book, the author shares examples of things that make a class similar to a family. They show respect and kindness to one another, celebrate their unique qualities and work as a team. This book is a great way to build community in your classroom.
OUR CLASS IS A FAMILY 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 Our Class is a Family reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making connections
- identify the main idea
- author’s purpose
- rhyme, rhythm, or repetition
- identifying theme, message, or moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- being respectful
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- irregular verbs
OUR CLASS IS A FAMILY 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 Our Class is a Family?
- Lexile® Measure: N/A
- Guided Reading Level: N/A
- DRA Level: N/A
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): N/A
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Shannon Olsen. It was illustrated by Sandra Sonke.
What genre is Our Class is a Family?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 27 pages long.