Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Invisible Boy 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 themes of feelings and compassion, this The Invisible Boy picture book by Trudy Ludwig 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 Invisible Boy Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of The Invisible Boy. You can find it in the section below.
- 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.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with The Invisible Boy reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
THE INVISIBLE BOY SUMMARY
Brian feels invisible because the other boys and girls do not include him. He doesn’t get invited to birthday parties that everyone else is invited to, and they don’t include him during games at recess. They even ignore Brian at lunch time.
One day a new student, Justin, becomes a part of Brian’s class. Some of the students make fun of Justin’s lunch, but Brian does not. He draws Justin a picture to make him feel better and writes that he thinks Justin’s lunch sounded delicious. Justin thanks Brian for the drawing and compliments his artwork. When it is time to pick partners for a group activity, Brian wants to work with Justin, but so does another boy. Justin includes Brian, and says they can all work together. Brian also sits with them at lunch, and because of Justin’s kindness, he does not feel invisible anymore.
THE INVISIBLE BOY 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 Invisible Boy reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- analyzing illustrations
- making connections
- identifying theme | message | moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- compound words
- time order words
THE INVISIBLE BOY 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 Invisible Boy?
- 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 Trudy Ludwig. It was illustrated by Patrice Barton.
What genre is The Invisible Boy?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 40 pages long.