Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Stella Brings The Family 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 a theme of appreciating diversity, this Stella Brings The Family picture book by Miriam B. Schiffer 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 Stella Brings The Family. You can find it in the section below.
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STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY SUMMARY
Stella’s teacher tells the class they will be having a special Mother’s Day Celebration at school. Her classmates are excited, but Stella is nervous. She doesn’t have a mother like all her classmates do, she has two fathers. Stella worries about who she will bring to the party.
Her classmates wonder if she doesn’t have a mother, who makes her lunch, reads her stories and gives her kisses. Stella explains that her fathers do all of that and there are a lot of people that give her kisses. Jonathan suggests that Stella bring everyone to the party and the children start preparing.
On the day of the party, Stella brings her fathers, grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousin to the party. Everyone has a great time celebrating!
STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY 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 Stella Brings The Family reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- summarize / retell
- comparing and contrasting
- making connections
- 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:
- appreciating diversity
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- proper nouns
- possessive pronouns
- irregular verbs
STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY 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 Stella Brings The Family?
- Lexile® Measure: 425 – 450
- Guided Reading Level: K – M
- DRA Level: 20
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.4
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Miriam B. Schiffer. It was illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown.
What genre is Stella Brings The Family?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 36 pages long.