Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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.

Conflict resolution/Self-discipline
Students will define the character trait self-discipline. They will then learn a 3R strategy: Retreat, Rethink, and React, in order to handle conflicts.

Getting to Know Characters: Lilly and Other Kevin Henkes Friends
In this language development lesson using the books by Kevin Henkes English Language Learners learn vocabulary and language structures to express feelings, make text-to-self connections, and practice the reading strategy of analyzing characters. In the final project students create a character of their own.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Summary and 5 activities.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
A variety of post-reading activities.

Planning Story Characters Using Interactive Trading Cards
This lesson uses trading cards to support students' literacy development in planning for writing. Using an interactive trading cards tool, students first explore the way that the questions on it apply to a character in a familiar story. Students then use the tool to plan a character's development. An extension for this lesson is to have students use these cards to write their own stories. Includes links to online resources.

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