Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Stellaluna 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 friendship and perseverance, this Stellaluna picture book by Janell Cannon 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 Stellaluna Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Stellaluna. You can find it in the section below.
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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is the heartwarming story of a young bat. One night when flying with her mother, an owl attacks and Stellaluna falls from her mother’s grasp. When she can’t find Mother Bat, Stellaluna joins a family of baby birds. Stellaluna tries her best to fit in with the bird family, even though she doesn’t like eating bugs and misses sleeping upside down.
One afternoon, as the young birds and Stellaluna practice flying, Stellaluna gets separated as the sun begins to set. As she sits on a tree to rest, a curious bat approaches her. He can’t seem to understand why she isn’t acting like a bat. As more bats gather around and Stellaluna tells her story, one bat is amazed! It is Stellaluna’s mother! The two are happy to reunite and Stellaluna learns all about being a bat.
Students will love this sweet story of the young bat’s journey to find out who she really is.
STELLALUNA 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 Stellaluna reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making predictions
- comparing and contrasting
- analyzing character
- plot | problem-solution
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- types of sentences
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 Stellaluna?
- Lexile® Measure: AD550L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 30
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Janell Cannon. It was illustrated by Janell Cannon.
What genre is Stellaluna ?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 48 pages long.