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Stick and Stone Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Stick and Stone will love this post. This post includes tons of helpful information about the book and resource recommendations. Planning your next read aloud will be quick and easy!

With themes of friendship and bullying, this Stick and Stone picture book by Beth Ferry is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it!

Engage Your Students with Stick and Stone Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Stick and Stone.
  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.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Stick and Stone reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

STICK AND STONE SUMMARY

Stick. Stone. Both are always alone. One day, while Stone was playing on the playground, Pinecone came and made fun of stone. Then, Stick came out and vanished Pinecone away. Finally, Stick and Stone had a friend!

 

That is, until one day a hurricane came. Stick was windblown and Stone could not find him. He searched day and night, until he came upon a puddle. In the puddle was his dear friend! From then on, Stick and Stone were always together until the end.

 

This simplistic, rhyming story teaches students the value of friendship, the challenges with bullying, and the importance of kindness.

STICK AND STONE 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 Stick and Stone, 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 Stick and Stone reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing illustrations
  • comparing and contrasting
  • making connections
  • figurative language

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • friendship
  • bullying

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • quotation marks
  • interjections
  • contractions

STICK AND STONE 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
Stick and Stone book companion
class of students listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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Stick and Stone book cover and sequencing worksheet

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Stick and Stone?

  • Lexile® Measure: 250L
  • Guided Reading Level: H
  • DRA Level: 14
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 1.6

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Beth Ferry. It was illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.

What genre is Stick and Stone?

It is a poetry, songs, and verse 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.

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