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The Worrysaurus Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Worrysaurus 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 worry and managing stress and anxiety, this The Worrysaurus 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! Learn more about this book below!

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

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

THE WORRYSAURUS SUMMARY

Worrysaurus is very excited about the day he has planned. He has planned this picnic and thinks he is prepared for anything. Worrysaurus doesn’t like it when unexpected things happen and as he gets ready for his picnic he starts to worry that he didn’t bring enough food or enough to drink. A lizard stumbles across Worrysaurus and tells him that a storm is coming. The lizard and Worrysaurus are very concerned about the storm.

Even though it is a beautiful day, the lizard and Worrysaurus can’t stop worrying about the storm. Worrysaurus remembers the important lesson his mom taught him, and pushes his fears away.

THE WORRYSAURUS 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 Worrysaurus, 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 Worrysaurus reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing character
  • rhyme | rhythm | repetition
  • identifying theme | message | moral

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • worry
  • managing stress and anxiety

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • adjectives
  • prepositions
  • synonyms

THE WORRYSAURUS 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 Worrysaurus book companion activities
The Worrysaurus book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Worrysaurus?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD670L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20-24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Rachel Bright. It was illustrated by Chris Chatterton.

What genre is The Worrysaurus?

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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