Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Rescue And Jessica 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 transitions, perseverance and grit, this Rescue And Jessica picture book by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes 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!
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- Read a summary of Rescue And Jessica. You can find it in the section below.
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RESCUE AND JESSICA SUMMARY
Rescue and Jessica tells the story of a young girl who lost her leg in an accident. It was difficult for Jessica to have her leg amputated and she had to learn how to move with a prosthetic. While Jessica was learning about her new leg, a dog named Rescue was learning how to be a service dog. When Jessica applies for her own service dog, she learns that Rescue will be her new companion. The two make a great team and Rescue helps Jessica in her daily life. Quickly, Jessica and Rescue become great friends. He is even more important to her when the other leg must be amputated as well. The pair must start all over and learn how to work together. Students will love this heartwarming story about a service dog and his partner.
RESCUE AND JESSICA 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 Rescue And Jessica reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- analyzing illustrations
- cause and effect
- plot (problem-solution)
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
RESCUE AND JESSICA 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 Rescue And Jessica?
- Lexile® Measure: AD550L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 23
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes. It was illustrated by Scott Magoon.
What genre is Rescue And Jessica ?
It is a nonfiction 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.