Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Owl Babies 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 feelings and empathy, this Owl Babies picture book by Martin Waddell 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 Owl Babies Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Owl Babies 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.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Owl Babies reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
OWL BABIES SUMMARY
One night, three baby owls: Percy, Sarah, and Bill wake up to find their mother is not there. Feeling nervous at first, the baby owls decide their mother must be out hunting. However, the longer they wait the more scared they feel.
The three owl babies wait outside their home on a branch looking for their mother. It is dark in the woods and the owls sit together trying to be brave. Finally, Owl Mother swoops down and comes home to her babies. They are relieved to have her home.
Students will love this sweet story about the three baby owls.
OWL BABIES 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 Owl Babies reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making predictions
- summarize and retell
- comparing and contrasting
- anaylzing illustrations
- making connections
- plot (problem – solution)
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- types of sentences
OWL BABIES 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 Owl Babies?
- Lexile® Measure: AD500L
- Guided Reading Level: J
- DRA Level: 16
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.4
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Martin Waddell It was illustrated by Patrick Benson.
What genre is Owl Babies?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.