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The Squirrels Who Squabbled Activities and Lesson Plans

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Squirrels Who Squabbled will love this post. It includes tons of helpful information for teachers. Specifically, it includes resource recommendations, information about the book, and teaching ideas. You’ll have what you need for to deliver great interactive read aloud lessons based on one of teachers’ favorite fall books for kids.

With themes of taking ownership and conflict resolution, this The Squirrels Who Squabbled picture book by Rachel Bright is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too!

Engage Your Students with The Squirrels Who Squabbled Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

THE SQUIRRELS WHO SQUABBLED SUMMARY

In the story The Squirrels Who Squabbled, the forest creatures were preparing to hibernate for the winter. Cyril wakes up and realizes winter is coming and he hasn’t stored away any food. He sees one pinecone left and decides it has to be is. Bruce also sees the pinecone and, even though he is prepared for winter and has plenty of food, he decides that he needs the pinecone, too. The two squirrels fight over the pinecone. 

 

They are so busy chasing and arguing over the pinecone that they bump into a bear and get chased by a big bird. They even fall into a fast moving river. The squirrels help each other climb out of the water and decide that they have been acting silly over the pinecone. 

 

The two squirrels become friends and share food for the winter. 

THE SQUIRRELS WHO SQUABBLED 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 Squirrels Who Squabbled, 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 Squirrels Who Squabbled reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • visualizing
  • analyzing character 
  • rhyme | rhythm | repetition 
  • plot | problem-solution 

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • conflict resolution
  • taking ownership

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • contractions
  • onomatopoeia

THE SQUIRRELS WHO SQUABBLED 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 Squirrels Who Squabbled book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Squirrels Who Squabbled?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD550L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20 – 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Rachel Bright. It was illustrated by Jim Field.

What genre is The Squirrels Who Squabbled?

It is a comedy and humor 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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