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The Gingerbread Girl Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

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

With themes of problem solving and feelings, this The Gingerbread Girl picture book by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with The Gingerbread Girl Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL SUMMARY

The lonely old lady and lonely old man are still upset after the passing of their previous little gingerbread man. To deal with their grief, they create a little girl this time. Hopefully, she will be wiser and not follow in her brother’s footsteps. 

 

Once she was baked, out popped the little gingerbread girl! Just like her brother, she ran out the door and began running through the town. Don’t worry- she has a plan to outfox the fox!

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL 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 The Gingerbread Girl, 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 The Gingerbread Girl reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • sequencing
  • analyzing character
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • problem solving
  • feelings

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • repetition
  • quotation marks
  • rhyme

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL 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 Gingerbread Girl book companion
elementary students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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The Gingerbread Girl sequencing worksheet

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Gingerbread Girl?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD630L 
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • DRA Level: 34
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst.

What genre is The Gingerbread Girl?

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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