Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Great Eggscape will love this post. It includes tons of information about the book as well as resource recommendations.
With a theme of self care, this The Great Eggscape picture book by Jory John is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It is sure to be a big hit in your classroom too!
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- Read a summary of The Great Eggscape.
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THE GREAT EGGSCAPE SUMMARY
Shel lives in a carton full of other eggs. When you have a lot of roommates, you do not get a lot of alone time. That’s why on the weekends when the other eggs leave the carton to go play, Shel stays home alone from some “me time” while the others go out to play “The Great Eggscape.” This is when they escape into the store on weekends before customers arrive.
While Shel is home relaxing, he realizes it is lunch time, when the eggs normally return home. As Shel waits for his friends, he starts to worry about them. Meanwhile, his friends have decided to hide throughout the store in hopes that Shel will have to come find them.
Shel decides to go out in search of his friends. He quickly finds Greg hiding among the pickles. The two decide to go and look for everyone else together. Finally 10 eggs have been found, leaving only one left, Meg. Some of the eggs decide to go back home, but Shel reminds them they can’t leave without Meg. They start searching the store for her and find a clue! The clue leads the eggs to Meg and the friends reunite. Shel realizes how much fun it was to play with friends, and looks forward to doing it again.
THE GREAT EGGSCAPE LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based The Great Eggscape reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- summarize / retell
- analyzing character
- plot | problem – solution
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- self care
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
THE GREAT EGGSCAPE 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
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for The Great Eggscape?
- Lexile® Measure: AD520L
- Guided Reading Level: J
- DRA Level: 18-20
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.2-2.3
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Jory John. It was illustrated by Pete Oswald.
What genre is The Great Eggscape?
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.