Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Summary and 6 learning activities.

A list of teacher-tested learning activities, including vocabulary, making predictions, dealing with teasing, valuing names, learing quotation marks, more.

Chrysanthemum compiled ideas from four blocks ring
An extensive list of learning activities.

This lesson focuses on cause and effect. It includes vocabulary and background knowledge. Follow tabs for downloadable chart, worksheet. Designed for grade 2.

Summary and 4 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the story.

Pre-reading and post-reading questions. Emphasis on how to deal with teasing, bullying. Adobe Reader required.

Chrysanthemum Discussion Guide
A series of pre-reading and post-reading discussion questions and learning activities will help students explore the meaning and value of their names.

Chrysanthemum Guided Reading Lesson
A variety of post-reading activities designed to be compatible with the Four Block program.

Chrysanthemum Lesson Plans: Modeling a Think-Aloud
This is a planned think-aloud lesson. Provided is a model of how to think aloud about Chrysanthemum's dilemma of being teased about her name and the effect that the teasing caused to her self-esteem. It's a great book to use for lessons on cause-and-effect, friendship, bullying, feelings and/or self-esteem.

Chrysanthemum : The Power of Words
Students fold a paper heart each time someone says something unkind to Chrysanthemum and then unfold it when someone says something kind. At the end, the wrinkles in the hearts indicate the lasting impression of unkind words. Lesson plan includes vocabulary, enrichment activities, assessments. Designed for grades K-5. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Fourteen MORE Activities for the First Days of School!
The second item in this collection is related to Chrysanthemum . Students graph the number of letters in their names.

Main Idea: Chrysanthemum
Students choose the main idea for sections of the story from a few possible choices. Includes assessment.

Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Using a variety of approaches, students work with the sounds of ow , ew , and aw .

Read Alouds: A Chrysanthemum Lesson Plan
This article demonstrates how to use Chrysanthemum to model thinking aloud to demonstrate to students how to think about what they are reading (comprehension) when reading independently.

Responding to Hurtful Words
Students analyze words that hurt, the damage they cause, and ways to respond. Lesson plan includes vocabulary words, assessment, and extension activities. Designed for grades K-5. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required.

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