2nd Grade The Book Of Mistakes Lesson Plan Example

Topic: Making mistakes and learning from them

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will understand the importance of making mistakes and how they can learn from them.

Materials

Copies of the book, The Book of Mistakes

Colored pencils or markers

Warm-up

Ask students if they have ever made a mistake or done something wrong.

Ask them to share an example of a mistake they have made.

Ask them how they felt about making the mistake and how they learned from it.

Pre-reading

Ask students if they know what a mistake is.

Define a mistake as something that is not correct or accurate.

Read the title of the book, The Book of Mistakes, to the students and ask them if they think the book will be about mistakes.

Ask students to guess what the book might be about based on the title.

Explain that we will be reading the book together to find out what the author is trying to say about mistakes.

Ask students to take out their pencils and their reading notes sheet.

Go over the reading strategies and reminders with the students (e.g. looking for words that sound the same, underlining key words or phrases, making predictions).

Read the book as a class, stopping at different points to discuss what we have read and make predictions about what might happen next.

After reading the book, discuss with the students what they think the author is trying to say about mistakes.

Ask the students to share their own thoughts and experiences about mistakes.

Reading

Divide the students into small groups and give each group a copy of the book, The Book of Mistakes.

Have the students re-read the book, highlighting or underlining key words or phrases in the book.

Have the students use their reading notes sheet to write down their thoughts and ideas about the book.

Have the students share their highlighted or underlined key words or phrases and thoughts and ideas with the class.

As a class, discuss the themes and messages about mistakes that the students found in the book.

Post-reading

Ask the students to think about a time when they made a mistake.

Have the students share their stories with the class.

Ask the students to think about a time when they saw someone else make a mistake.

Have the students share their stories with the class.

As a class, discuss the themes and messages about mistakes that the students found in the stories.

Encourage the students to think about how they can apply the messages about mistakes to their own lives.

Have the students brainstorm ideas for ways they can avoid making mistakes in the future.

Have the students share their ideas with the class.

As a class, discuss the themes and messages about mistakes that the students found in the book.

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