Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Sick Simon will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have the tools you need to deliver excellent standards-based lessons.
With themes of taking ownership and health, this Sick Simon picture book by Dan Krall is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!
You can read aloud this book anytime, but my favorite time is during cold and flu season. It makes it even more relatable and interesting for students.
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- Read a summary of Sick Simon.
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SICK SIMON SUMMARY
Simon absolutely loved school! He woke up on Monday with a cold, but that wasn’t going to stop him… or was it?
Simon spread his germs to all his friends, and eventually everyone was out sick. The germs came to thank Simon, and he learned the importance of staying clean and safe. Simon rested over the weekend, washed his hands, and drank lots of fluids. When he went back to school the next week, he was healthy and everyone was happy to see him!
SICK SIMON 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 Sick Simon reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making connections
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- taking ownership
- health & safety
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
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- speech bubbles
SICK SIMON 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 Sick Simon?
- Lexile® Measure: AD520L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 28
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.9
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written and illustrated by Dan Krall.
What genre is Sick Simon?
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 48 pages long.