Jack Prelutsky
Lesson plans and teaching resources

| Biography and Multiple Sources | | Lesson Ideas |

Biography and Multiple Sources

Jack Prelutsky
Brief biography and links to these poems: "As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed," "Be Glad Your Nose is on your Face," "Bleezer's Ice Cream," "Dora Diller," "Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens," "Super Sampson Simpson," and "The Visitor."

Jack Prelutsky's Tips for Introducing Children to Poetry
In this podcast Prelutsky talks about poetry and sings some poems.

A video interview with Jack Prelutsky
Biography, bibliography, several short video clips, and a transcript.

Lesson Ideas

Haiku Riddles
Designed to accompany If Not for the Cat , this lesson focuses on word choice, voice, and idea development. Students create "riddle" haiku, first about animals, then about other topics. They publish their haiku and let the audience guess the topic of each.

It's Raining Pigs and Noodles
A dozen literacy activities.

It's Thanksgiving
Four literacy activities: making a craft turkey, working with "am" and "were," writing, and rhyme. Adobe Reader required for access.

Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky
Prelutsky guides students through a 4-step writing process that includes online publishing.

Six-Trait Writing with Jack Prelutsky and the Brothers Grimm
This series of 6 lessons is designed for kindergarten students. It uses Prelutsky's poem, "I do not mind you, Winter Wind" and other literature. This 27-page handout requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Teaching the Crocodile's View: Mimicking of Style to Overcome Grammatical Difficulties
This site includes a copy of the poem and a handout for discussion. It also has samples of student writing.