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With a problem solving theme, this The Night Before the 100th Day of School picture book by Natasha Wing is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will become one of your favorite 100th day of school books.
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THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL SUMMARY
It is the 100th day of school and everyone is bringing in 100 of something to celebrate. The main character still has to come up with an idea because all of his classmates have already decided. There will be 100 photos, pencils, cars, stars, and marbles. The boy wants to bring in something unique.
He starts by lining up his toy dinosaurs but only counts forty-nine. He comes up short when counting his coins too. As the boy looks around his room for inspiration, his eyes land on his ant farm. He has 100 and no one else will bring ants to school! He is so excited and dreams of ants that night.
The next day when the boy gets to school, his class is ready for the party. There is even a big cake to celebrate! The teacher has students come up to the front of the room to share what they’ve brought in. Finally, it is the main characters turn. When he walks up to the front of the room, he trips on a marble! The ant farm falls and all of the ants escape!
The boy uses crumbs to guide the ants back to the farm. The class works as a team to get all 100 ants back into the container. Finally, once the last ant is collected, it is time for cake!
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based The Night Before the 100th Day of School reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- point of view
- plot | problem – solution
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- problem solving
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- proper nouns
- plural nouns
- time order words
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL 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 Night Before the 100th Day of School?
- Lexile® Measure: 490L
- Guided Reading Level: M – N
- DRA Level: 20 – 24
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.6 – 2.7
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Natasha Wing. It was illustrated by Mindy Pierce.
What genre is The Night Before the 100th Day of School?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.