Lesson plans for
The author's official website.
An introduction to the author.
Biography, including pronunciation of Henkes' name.
Using Mentor Texts to Teach Craft Lessons
7 Henkes titles with writing skills and page numbers of examples. Adobe Reader required.
>Bird Verb Poems
This lesson provides the students with an opportunity to record verbs from the mentor text Birds and organize them into a poem that reflects a piece of art work they create with marbles and paint. Includes art lesson, printable student handouts.
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Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How Intro
Students analyze artwork (included), listen to the story, and ask questions. Includes graphic organizer. Designed for Grade 2.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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Summary and 11 discussion questions.
Booktalk and 13 discussion questions. Adobe Reader required.
Identifying and Using Action Verbs
Students find the action verbs in an online story and in Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes. They write a story using action verbs and visit a website that demonstrates verbs in action . This lesson plan is designed for second grade.
Wemberly Activity Guide
Activities ranging from coloring and connect-the-dots to puppets, writing, and comprehension questions. 15 pages, Adobe Reader required.
Links to follow-up activities.