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The Scarecrow’s Hat Activities and Lesson Plans

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Scarecrow’s Hat will love this post. It includes information about the book, teaching ideas, and resource recommendations for teachers. You’ll have the resources and information you need to deliver standards-based interactive read aloud lessons.

With themes of gratitude, patience, and problem solving, this The Scarecrow’s Hat picture book by Ken Brown is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will become one of your favorite fall books for kids too!

Engage Your Students with The Scarecrow’s Hat Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Scarecrow’s Hat.
  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 Scarecrow’s Hat reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE SCARECROW'S HAT SUMMARY

The Scarecrow’s Hat is a circular story filled with adventure, friendship, and problem solving. Perfect for a fall read aloud! In the story, a chicken admires the scarecrow’s hat. He shares that would gladly swap the hat for a walking stick! The chicken does not have one, but she does know of someone who does. This then sends her on a chase looking for items to swap, and when she finally does get the hat, she creates a happy home that she would not trade for the world. 

THE SCARECROW’S HAT 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 Scarecrow’s Hat, 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 Scarecrow’s Hat reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • sequence
  • ask and answer questions
  • making connections

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • patience
  • problem solving
  • gratefulness

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • quotation marks
  • contractions
  • pronouns

THE SCARECROW’S HAT 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 Scarecrow's Hat book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Scarecrow’s Hat?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD490L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Ken Brown.

What genre is The Scarecrow’s Hat?

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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