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The Day It Rained Hearts Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Day It Rained Hearts will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book.

With a theme of kindness, this The Day It Rained Hearts picture book by Felicia Bond is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will quickly become one of your and your students’ favorite Valentine’s Day picture books!

Engage Your Students with The Day It Rained Hearts Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Day It Rained Hearts.
  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 The Day It Rained Hearts reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS SUMMARY

One day, Cornelia Augusta was outside when it started raining hearts! She began to catch the hearts and brought them inside. Cornelia decided the hearts would be perfect to make Valentines for her friends. She began looking at each heart and realized they were all different. Cornelia put a lot of thought into which heart would be best for each of her friends. She began making the Valentines, crafting each in a way each friend would appreciate. 

 

After making all of the cards, Cornelia set off to mail them to her friends. While it never rained hearts again where Cornelia lived, it didn’t matter because she found other ways to make Valentines for her friends. This story is a sweet read for Valentine’s Day and has themes of friendship and kindness. 

THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS 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.

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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Day It Rained Hearts reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • summarize/retell
  • analyzing character]
  • making connections
  • identifying genre
  • sequencing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • kindness

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • multiple meaning words
  • irregular verbs
  • adjectives
  • adjectives
  • quotation marks

THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS 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
The Day it Rained Hearts book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Day It Rained Hearts?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD610L
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • DRA Level: 30 – 34
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3 – 3.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Felicia Bond.

What genre is The Day It Rained Hearts?

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 36 pages long.

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