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The Scarecrows’ Wedding Activities and Lesson Plans

Educators looking for lesson plans and activities for The Scarecrows’ Wedding will love this post. It includes resource recommendations for teachers, information about the book, and teaching ideas.

With themes of perseverance and advocation, this The Scarecrows’ Wedding picture book by Julia Donaldson is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. This will become one of the fall books for kids you use year after year! Your students will love it!

Engage Your Students with The Scarecrows’ Wedding Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Scarecrows’ Wedding. You can find it in the section below.
  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 Scarecrows’ Wedding reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING SUMMARY

Betty and Harry are two scarecrows in love. They want to get married. They go around the farm and ask for various items off their list and invite guests.

When Harry goes off to find flowers, a new scarecrow comes into town. He is dashing. He is daring. As he tries to impress Betty, he sets the field on fire!

Harry quickly returns. He uses the water from the vase of flowers he picked to save Betty’s life. In the end, the couple gets married amongst their friends.

THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING 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 Scarecrows’ Wedding reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • sequencing
  • rhyme, rhythm, repetition 
  • ask and answer questions
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • perseverance
  • advocation

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • quotation marks
  • adjectives
  • pronouns

THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING 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 Wedding book companion
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The Scarecrows' Wedding book cover and worksheet

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Scarecrows’ Wedding?

  • Lexile® Measure: 600-625 
  • Guided Reading Level: N-O
  • DRA Level: 30-34
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.4

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Julia Donaldson. It was illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

What genre is The Scarecrows’ Wedding?

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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