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The Paper Kingdom Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Paper Kingdom will love this post It includes resource recommendations, information about the book, and teaching ideas..

With themes of patience and feelings, this The Paper Kingdom picture book by Helena Ku Rhee is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with The Paper Kingdom Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

THE PAPER KINGDOM SUMMARY

The story The Paper Kingdom is about a boy named Daniel who goes to work with his parents at night. Daniel’s parents are janitors at an office building and Daniel doesn’t have a babysitter so he goes with them to clean instead of going to sleep. 

Daniel is so tired and wants to go home very badly. His parents tell him that he is in The Paper Kingdom and that this is where the Paper King, queen and dragons live. This keeps Daniel distracted and entertained as they travel to different places in the kingdom. 

Daniel needs to be patient while waiting for his parents but he also starts to get upset. He doesn’t like seeing his parents clean up big messes by themselves that other people made. His parents remind him to be kind and tell him that if he wants to change things he should be king one day. Daniel goes home and finally falls asleep. 

THE PAPER KINGDOM 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 Paper Kingdom, 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 Paper Kingdom reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing setting 
  • analyzing character
  • plot | problem – solution
  • author’s purpose 
  • making connections

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • patience
  • feelings 

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • common and proper nouns
  • pronouns
  • quotation marks

THE PAPER KINGDOM 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
elementary teacher reading aloud a picture book to her students

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The Paper Kingdom book cover and sequencing worksheet

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Paper Kingdom?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD550L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Helena Ku Rhee. It was illustrated by Pascal Campion.

What genre is The Paper Kingdom?

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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