Kevin Henkes
Lesson plans for Wemberly Worried , more

| Biography and Background | | Birds | | Chrysanthemum | | Grandpa and Bo | | Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse | | Wemberly Worried |

Biography and Background

Kevin Henkes
The author's official website.

Kevin Henkes
An introduction to the author.

Kevin Henkes
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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Grandpa and Bo

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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Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean
Summary and 11 discussion questions.

Olive's Ocean
Booktalk and 13 discussion questions. Adobe Reader required.

Wemberly Worried

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.

Wemberly Worried
Links to follow-up activities.