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Picture Day Jitters Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Picture Day Jitters 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 individuality and patience, this Picture Day Jitters picture book by Julie Danneberg 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 Picture Day Jitters Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

PICTURE DAY JITTERS SUMMARY

Mrs. Hartwell’s class is getting ready for picture day in the story Picture Day Jitters. The students come in wearing their best outfits and Mrs. Hartwell tells them that their class picture time is at the very end of the day. Throughout the day Mrs. Hartwell does everything she can to keep the kids from getting messy, and cleans up the messes they make. When it is time for their class picture, the students take the perfect picture that represents who they are as a class.

PICTURE DAY JITTERS 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 Picture Day Jitters, 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 Picture Day Jitters reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • making connections
  • point of view

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • individuality
  • patience

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • common and proper nouns
  • pronouns
  • quotation marks

PICTURE DAY JITTERS 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
Picture Day Jitters book companion
Picture Day Jitters book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Picture Day Jitters?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD630L
  • 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 Julie Danneberg. It was illustrated by Judy Love.

What genre is Picture Day Jitters?

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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