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Picture Day Perfection Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Picture Day Perfection 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 problem solving, self esteem, making good choices, this Picture Day Perfection picture book by Deborah Diesen 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 Perfection Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

PICTURE DAY PERFECTION SUMMARY

Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen is the story about a young boy trying to get the perfect school picture. He has been planning it for months! Unfortunately, he runs into several mishaps on picture day. These include getting covered in syrup, making a mess with paint, and having the wrong backdrop. In the end, the boy did not get his perfect picture, he was smiling! His mom thought it was the perfect picture, but next year the boy plans to get it right. Students will enjoy this hilarious story about school picture day. They will laugh at the boy’s mishaps and the funny pictures throughout.

PICTURE DAY PERFECTION 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 Perfection, 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 Perfection reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • analyzing character
  • making connections
  • plot | problem-solution
  • ask and answer questions
  • figurative language

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • problem solving
  • self esteem
  • making good choices

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • prefixes
  • suffixes
  • contractions
  • verb tense

PICTURE DAY PERFECTION 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 Picture Day Perfection?

  • Lexile® Measure: 570L
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Deborah Diesen. It was illustrated by Dan Santat.

What genre is Picture Day Perfection?

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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