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Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink 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 apologizing and making good choices, this Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink picture book by Diane deGroat 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 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink. 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.
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ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK SUMMARY

It is Valentine’s Day and Gilbert is excited to write nice poems for all of his classmates. When he gets near the end, Gilbert only has two cards left to make, one for Lewis and one for Margaret. He doesn’t want to make nice poems for them because they had each been mean to him in the past. Gilbert writes a mean poem to both Lewis and Margaret and signs their names at the bottom.

At school, Gilbert opens his valentines and reads a nice note from each of his classmates. When Lewis and Margaret read their notes, they start fighting with one another. Eventually they realize that it was Gilbert who wrote the mean notes and Gilbert’s classmates are mad at him. After spending lunch and recess anole, Gilbert decides to make new poems for Margaret and Lewis and hands them out at the party.

ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK 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 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, 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 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • comparing and contrasting
  • analyzing character
  • identifying genre
  • sequencing
  • identifying theme, message and moral

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • apologizing
  • making good choices

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • compound words
  • homophones

ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK 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 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD530L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24-28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7-2.9

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Diane deGroat. It was illustrated by Diane deGroat.

What genre is Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink ?

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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