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Stuck Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Stuck will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book.

With themes of problem solving and perseverance, this Stuck picture book by Oliver Jeffers is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with Stuck Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Stuck.
  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 Stuck reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

STUCK SUMMARY

The story Stuck is about a boy named Floyd who gets his kite stuck in a tree. He throws many different items into the tree trying to get the kite out. Everything he throws gets stuck in the tree and the kite still doesn’t come out. 

 

Eventually, Floyd has the idea to throw a saw into the tree. This final item knocks the kite out. Unfortunately, Floyd forgets about everything else that was stuck in the tree. 

STUCK 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 Stuck, 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 Stuck reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • sequencing 
  • author’s purpose 
  • identifying genre

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • problem solving
  • perseverance and grit

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • prefixes
  • nouns

STUCK 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
Stuck book companion
teacher and her students talking about a picture book

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Stuck book cover and sequencing worksheets

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Stuck?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD530L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20 -24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.9

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

What genre is Stuck?

It is a comedy and humor 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 32 pages long.

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