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The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors 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 bullying and friendship, this The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors picture book by Drew Daywalt 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 Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors. 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 Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS SUMMARY

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt is a hilarious and action packed story that children are sure to love.

This book tells the story of how the game Rock, Paper, Scissors came to be. Each warrior (Rock, Paper, Scissors) was frustrated because they could not find someone able to beat them in battle. Each set off on a journey outside their home to find an equal match.

In the end, the three warriors become friends because they each met a match and loved battling one another.

The descriptions and language in this story will have children laughing as they hear the story of a favorite playground game.

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS 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 Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors, 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 Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • summarize/retell
  • analyzing setting
  • plot (problem-solution)
  • identifying genre
  • cause and effect
  • figurative language

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • bullying
  • friendship

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • conjunctions
  • prepositions
  • multiple meaning words

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS 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 Legend of the Rock Paper Scissors
elementary students listening to an interactive read aloud

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD760L
  • Guided Reading Level: R-S
  • DRA Level: 40-42
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 4.5-4.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Drew Daywalt. It was illustrated by Adam Rex.

What genre is The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors ?

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 48 pages long.

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