Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon 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 self esteem, this Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon picture book by Patty Lovell 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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STAND TALLl, MOLLY LOU MELON SUMMARY
Patty Lovell’s book, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon tells a sweet story of a young girl. Molly Lou Melon is the shortest girl in her class, is clumsy, and has teeth that stick out. Her grandma always taught her that she should be proud of who she is and stand tall. One day, Molly finds out that she needs to move. She is leaving her grandma and friends and starting a new school.
At her school, Ronald Durkin starts to tease Molly about her about being short and having big teeth. Molly continues to be proud of herself and impress the other students with her unique qualities. Eventually, Ronald is able to see Molly for who she is. Molly realizes that her grandma was right, if she loves herself others will love her too.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is a wonderful story of self confidence and being true to yourself.
STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELON 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 Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- analyzing illustrations
- plot (problem-solution)
- ask and answer questions
- author’s purpose
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- self esteem
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- action verbs
- verb tense
STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELON 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 Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon?
- Lexile® Measure: AD560L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 28
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3-3.2
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Patty Lovell. It was illustrated by David Catrow.
What genre is Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon ?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.