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The Lemonade Hurricane Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Lemonade Hurricane 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 mindfulness and self-regulation, this The Lemonade Hurricane picture book by Licia Morelli 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 Lemonade Hurricane Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

THE LEMONADE HURRICANE SUMMARY

In the story The Lemonade Hurricane, Emma likes to stop, rest and meditate. She takes opportunities to be still and calm down. However, her brother Henry, does not. Emma calls Henry The Lemonade Hurricane because he likes to run, wrestle, roar and drink lemonade. His body is constantly out of control and it hurts Emma and Henry’s relationship.

One day Emma decides that she is going to teach Henry how to stop and be still in order to help him calm his body. At first Henry isn’t quite sure, but then he decides he can do it and learns to meditate. Henry and Emma both practice bowing, breathing and being still.

THE LEMONADE HURRICANE 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 Lemonade Hurricane, 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 Lemonade Hurricane reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing illustrations
  • analyzing character
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • mindfulness
  • self-regulation

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • punctuation
  • quotation marks

THE LEMONADE HURRICANE 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 Lemonade Hurricane book companion
The Lemonade Hurricane book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Lemonade Hurricane?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD440L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: N/A
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Licia Morelli. It was illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris.

What genre is The Lemonade Hurricane?

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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