Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Valentine’s Day Jitters will love this post. It includes information about the book, resource recommendations, and teaching ideas.
With themes of compassion, worry and resiliency, this Valentine’s Day Jitters picture book by Julie Danneberg is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will become one of your favorite Valentine’s Day picture books too!
Engage Your Students with Valentine’s Day Jitters Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Valentine’s Day Jitters.
- 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.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Valentine’s Day Jitters reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
VALENTINE'S DAY JITTERS SUMMARY
Mrs. Hartwell loves her students, so she wanted to throw a party to make her class feel extra special. Before the day, she asked her students for ideas and suggestions. They shared that they wanted lots of glitter, glue and ribbon. Some ideas she could use, and some ideas she couldn’t.
Then, she wanted to end with a big celebration. She decided to make a cake with lots of delicious frosting. But once the day came, all craziness broke loose. There was glitter all over, glue in hair, and candy hearts galore.
Finally, it was time for Mrs. Hartwell to bring out the exciting surprise- the cake. But- a piece was missing! Mrs. Hartwell felt very upset, and told her students she wanted to make the day special because they are. The students reminded her that she makes them feel special every day! They then help her clean up, give her a card, and say goodbye. They wonder how St. Patrick’s Day will go…
VALENTINE’S DAY JITTERS 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 Valentine’s Day Jitters, 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 Valentine’s Day Jitters reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- making inferences
- making connections
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- possessive nouns
- quotation marks,
- exclamation marks
VALENTINE’S DAY JITTERS 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
YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS! WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PURCHASE THIS BOOK COMPANION?
BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Valentine’s Day Jitters?
- Lexile® Measure: AD620L
- Guided Reading Level: O
- DRA Level: 30 – 34
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.3 – 3.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Julie Danneberg. It was illustrated by Judy Love.
What genre is Valentine’s Day Jitters?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.