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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Girl Who Thought in Pictures will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With a theme of diversity, this The Girl Who Thought in Pictures picture book by Julia Finley Mosca is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Girl Who Thought in Pictures. You can find it in the section below.
  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 Girl Who Thought in Pictures reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES SUMMARY

The story The Girl Who Thought in Pictures follows the life of Temple Grandin. The story starts off with Temple being born, and the doctors thinking that she needed to be sent away because she was different. Temple liked to watch things spin, did not like loud noises or crowds, anything that was itchy, or big squeezy hugs. She also did not talk until she was three. Temple got diagnosed with Autism. Her mom said that Temple was “different, not less.” When Temple goes to school, the children there would tease her relentlessly. One day, Temple’s mom thinks that it would be better for Temple to stay on her aunt’s ranch. There, Temple finally feels comfortable and explores ways to help animals. Temple goes to college and gets three degrees! Now she travels the world giving speeches and spreading hope. She spreads the message that the world needs brains of all kinds. 

 

THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES 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 Girl Who Thought in Pictures, 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 Girl Who Thought in Pictures reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing character
  • making connections
  • ask and answer questions
  • sequencing
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • diversity

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • adjectives
  • contractions

THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES 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 Girl Who Thought in Pictures book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Girl Who Thought in Pictures?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD680L
  • Guided Reading Level: P – Q
  • DRA Level: 38
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.9 – 4.1

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Julia Finley Mosca. It was illustrated by Daniel Rieley.

What genre is The Girl Who Thought in Pictures?

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 40 pages long.

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