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Trouble with Trolls Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Trouble With Trolls 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 problem solving and perseverance, this Trouble With Trolls picture book by Jan Brett 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 Trouble With Trolls Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS SUMMARY

Trouble With Trolls by Jan Brett tells the story of a young girl named Treva. She is going to visit her cousins and must cross the mountain to get there.

Treva and her dog Tuffi start climbing up the mountain together, when they run into a troll. The troll grabs Tuffi and Treva must think quickly to save him. She decides to trick the troll into taking her mittens instead, it works! As they continue their hike, they run into more trolls. Each time, Treva tricks the trolls into taking something else of hers instead of Tuffi.

When Treva and Tuffi reach the top of the mountain, they see all the trolls together. In order to get herself and Tuffi safely down the mountain, Treva must trick the trolls again. She decides to trick them into believing that she can fly. Piece by piece she gets her clothing back and finally Tuffi. Treva “flies” down the mountain and away from the trolls on her skis while carrying Tuffi.

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS 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 Trouble With Trolls, 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 Trouble With Trolls reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • point of view
  • analyzing setting
  • analyzing illustrations
  • plot (problem-solution)
  • identifying genre

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • problem solving
  • perseverance

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • adjectives
  • synonyms
  • onomatopoeia

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS 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
Trouble With Trolls book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Trouble With Trolls?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD580L
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.1

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Jan Brett. It was illustrated by Jan Brett.

What genre is Trouble With Trolls?

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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