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Room on the Broom Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Room On The Broom 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 taking ownership, this Room On The Broom picture book by Julia Donaldson 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 Room On The Broom Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Room On The Broom. 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 Room On The Broom reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

ROOM ON THE BROOM SUMMARY

A witch was flying through the sky with her cat on her broom when suddenly her black hat flew off. She flew her broom down to the ground and started to search for her hat. A dog came out of the bushes with her hat and asked if there was room for him to ride on the broom. The witch said yes and the three flew into the air. Throughout the ride, the witch lost her bow and wand. Each time she stopped to pick them up and met a new friend. Soon, the witch, cat, and dog were joined by a bird and frog.

However, when the frog jumped onto the broom, it broke in half and everyone fell to the ground! The witch was face to face with a dragon that wanted to eat her. Thankfully, her new friends came to the rescue and scared the dragon away. The witch was able to cast a spell and make a brand new broom, with a seat for all of her friends.

ROOM ON THE BROOM 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 Room On The Broom, 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 Room On The Broom reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarize/retell
  • plot | problem-solution
  • sequencing
  • identifying theme (message/ moral)

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • taking ownership

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • linking verbs
  • conjunctions
  • prepositions
  • interjections

ROOM ON THE BROOM 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
Room on the Broom book companion
elementary students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Room On The Broom?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD600L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Julia Donaldson. It was illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

What genre is Room On The Broom ?

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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