Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for What Do You Do With A Problem? 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 growth mindset, this What Do You Do With A Problem? picture book by Kobi Yamada 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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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? SUMMARY
The story What Do You Do With A Problem? follows a young boy who discovers he has a problem. He tries to run from his problem and hide from his problem, but he realizes his problem just won’t go away.
The boy starts to worry about what the problem is going to do to him. Eventually, he realizes that his worrying is making the problem worse than it is. He sets out to solve his problem, and when he solves it he discovers that problems hold beautiful opportunities.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? 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 What Do You Do With A Problem? reading comprehension questions focus on:
- author’s purpose
- identify theme, message and moral
- analyzing character
- plot (problem-solution)
- analyzing illustrations
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- problem solving
- growth mindset
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- action verbs
- types of sentences
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? 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 What Do You Do With A Problem?
- Lexile® Measure: AD500L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 24
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Kobi Yamada. It was illustrated by Mae Benson.
What genre is What Do You Do With A Problem?
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 36 pages long.