Peggy Rathmann
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
This lesson begins on p. 26 (30th page of document). It includes pre-reading and during-reading activities, post-reading questions and activities, extension activities, a take-home activity, and printable pages of animals. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Students write sentences using imperative form verbs, analyze safety situations, make safety stars, and practice illustrating emotions. Adobe Reader required for access.

Ruby the Copycat by Margaret Rathman
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and other learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Ruby the Copycat by Margaret Rathman
This writing task includes prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and a model essay. Emphasis is on providing evidence to support an inference. 5 pages; word processor required for access.

A Picture is Worth … A Thousand Different Stories: Using Visual Media to Engage the Imagination and Enhance Skills for Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
This extensive unit includes uses Ruby the Copycat to teach foreshadowing in Lesson Plan One.