Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Most Magnificent Thing 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 anger management, feelings, best-effort and growth mindset, this The Most Magnificent Thing picture book by Ashley Spires 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 Most Magnificent Thing Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of The Most Magnificent Thing. 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 Most Magnificent Thing reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING SUMMARY
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires tells the story of a young girl and her dog who like to do everything together. One day, they decide to build the most magnificent thing. They get started building, and when they finish they discover it is not magnificent.
The girl and dog start making many changes to their creation, trying to make it exactly what she imagined. As they work, some people start admiring her work. The girl is frustrated that they can’t see the magnificent thing she imagined. Her frustration grows and she becomes very angry, smashing her creation.
While on a walk to cool down, the girl discovers the different parts of her creation and realizes there are parts of each she likes. She gets back to work and eventually creates exactly what she imagined.
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING 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 Most Magnificent Thing reading comprehension questions focus on:
- comparing and contrasting
- analyzing character
- analyzing illustrations
- cause and effect
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- anger management
- growth mindset
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- base words
- time order words
- action verbs
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING 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 Most Magnificent Thing?
- Lexile® Measure: AD380L
- Guided Reading Level: K
- DRA Level: 16-18
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.1-2.2
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Ashley Spires. It was illustrated by Ashley Spires.
What genre is The Most Magnificent Thing ?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.