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Sweep Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Sweep will love this post. It includes resources recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have what you need for your next interactive read aloud lesson!

With a theme of feelings, this Sweep picture book by Louise Greig is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too!

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

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

SWEEP SUMMARY

Ed was outside sweeping leaves, but there was a problem: he was in a bad mood. This was not just a regular bad mood that goes away quickly, Ed was in a really bad mood. While he was sweeping the leaves and his bad mood got bigger, Ed started taking everything with him. He swept up a cat, a dog, bicycles and even cars. Even when Ed thought about trying to stop his bad mood, it just got worse. Eventually, the whole town had been taken over by Ed’s bad mood. 

 

Finally, a new wind came. This new wind caused Ed to look up. He was finally able to see all of the beautiful things around him. He even noticed a kite had shown up. As Ed flew the kite, he felt better and better. Now, when Ed is in a bad mood he takes a moment to stop and think. He tries not to let his bad mood take over. 

SWEEP 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 Sweep, 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 Sweep reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarize and/or retell
  • analyzing illustrations
  • plot, problem and solution 
  • identifying theme, message, or moral

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • feelings

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • nouns
  • adjectives 
  • prepositions
  • shades of meaning 

SWEEP 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
Sweep book companion
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Sweep making words activity

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Sweep?

  • 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 Louise Greig. It was illustrated by Júlia Sardà.

What genre is Sweep?

It is a fiction 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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