Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Story Of Ferdinand will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of individuality, this The Story Of Ferdinand picture book by Munro Leaf is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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- Read a summary of The Story Of Ferdinand. You can find it in the section below.
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THE STORY OF FERDINAND SUMMARY
Ferdinand was a small bull who was different than all the other bulls. He preferred to sit quietly under a tree and smell the flowers. The other young bulls spent their days running, jumping and butting heads. Ferdinand was not interested in that. His mother worried that he was lonesome, but when she realized he was happy being alone, she let him be.
Overtime, Ferdinand grew to be big and strong. One day, Ferdinand was stung by a bee when men were at the pasture to choose a bull for the bullfights. As Ferdinand started to jump and butt around, they thought he was the fiercest bull and took him to Madrid for the fight. However, when Ferdinand entered the ring, everyone was disappointed to see that he would not fight. He only wanted to sit quietly and smell the flowers. The fighters were mad and disappointed so they took Ferdinand home.
THE STORY OF FERDINAND 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 Story Of Ferdinand reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- analyzing character
- analyzing illustrations
- plot (problem-solution)
- identifying theme, message and moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- action verbs
- base words
THE STORY OF FERDINAND 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 Story Of Ferdinand?
- Lexile® Measure: AD760L
- Guided Reading Level: R-S
- DRA Level: 40-42
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 4.5-4.7
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Munro Leaf. It was illustrated by Robert Lawson.
What genre is The Story Of Ferdinand?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.