Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Summary, vocabulary, writing ideas, and postreading activities.

Chapter summaries with analysis, discussion questions, and vocabulary. Assignment ideas and related titles.

Pre-reading activity, 4 discussion questions, 2 extension activities.

Guided reading lesson plan with vocabulary, discussion questions, cross-curriculum links. Word processor required for access.

A Moment Like This Memoir
After discussing memories and memoir writing by discussing chapter one of Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, students will plan their own memoirs based on a specific memory from their past or current life. Word choice and details will be brainstormed before students begin drafting. This lesson focuses on word choice and idea development.

Who Am I?
This 3-week unit plan includes a service learning project and a variety of ELA and cross-curricular learning activities and rubrics. Designed for 6th grade. 40 pages; Adobe Reader required.