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The Little Scarecrow Boy Activities and Lesson Plans

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Little Scarecrow Boy will love this post. It includes tons of helpful teaching ideas and resource recommendations.

With themes of patience, perseverance and feelings, this The Little Scarecrow Boy picture book by Margaret Wise Brown is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You will love it too!

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  1. Read a summary of The Little Scarecrow Boy.
  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.
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THE LITTLE SCARECROW BOY SUMMARY

This beloved picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow who desperately wants to follow in his father’s footsteps. As a young boy, he would watch his father scare off the crows with his various faces. Each night, his father would come home and teach him the six fierce faces.

One night, tired of waiting, he ran away from home and went onto his father’s post. As a big, black crow came, he had to show all six fierce faces before the crow flew away. His father came beaming and shared that he was proud of his son. From that day on, the scarecrow boy was the fiercest scarecrow in all the world. 

THE LITTLE SCARECROW BOY 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.

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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Little Scarecrow Boy reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • retell
  • making connections
  • ask and answer questions

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • patience
  • perseverance
  • feelings

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • contractions
  • time order words
  • past tense verbs

THE LITTLE SCARECROW 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
The Little Scarecrow Boy
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Little Scarecrow Boy?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD600L
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • DRA Level: 30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Margaret Wise Brown. It was illustrated by David Diaz.

What genre is The Little Scarecrow Boy?

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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