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We Found a Hat Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for We Found a Hat will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, information about the book, and teaching ideas.

With themes of compassion and compromise, this We Found a Hat picture book by Jon Klassen is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

Engage Your Students with We Found a Hat Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

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

WE FOUND A HAT SUMMARY

There are two turtles, and one day they find a hat. But, only one hat. The hat looks good on both of them. Since there is only one, they decide to leave it. Through beautifully drawn illustrations, we can infer that both turtles think of the hat. When one turtle sneaks off to get it, the other shares a dream where both of them are wearing hats. The turtle realizes it is better that neither of them have it, than just one.

 

This silly story is broken into three parts and uses simple language to evoke sympathy and the importance of compromise. 

WE FOUND A HAT 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 We Found a Hat, 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 We Found a Hat reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • retell
  • analyze characters
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • compromise
  • compassion

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • subject-predicate
  • question marks
  • pronouns

WE FOUND A HAT 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
We Found a Hat book companion
class of students listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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We Found a Hat book cover and sequencing activity

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for We Found a Hat?

  • Lexile® Measure: 280L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

What genre is We Found a Hat?

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 56 pages long.

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