Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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 Two Bad Ants to teach drawing inferences in Lesson Plan Three.

Point of View: A Close Reading of Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
Students will practice reading comprehension, vocabulary, and point of view. They will determine the characters' points of view and how they differ from their own. Students will practice responding to text-based questions both orally and in writing, providing evidence from the text to support their claims.

A Teacher's Guide to Two Bad Ants
Summary, discussion questions, a descriptive writing task, a reading lesson on predicting, and suggestions for postreading activities. This 4-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants
Students read the story, work in pairs to analyze the illustrations and text, and compare and contrast points of view. After rereading the story, students apply their knowledge of point of view by writing a short story from an ant's perspective.

Two Bad Ants
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Two Bad Ants
Students write a short story from an ant's point of view. Includes downloadable graphic organizers, slide presentation.

Two Bad Ants
Students make predictions, then listen to see how accurate they were. They write about greed and making bad decisions. They review chronological order of the story. They describe items to classmates orally. They imagine how the story might be different in a different setting. 4 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Two Bad Ants Digital Storybook
Students can watch and listen to the story being read aloud. Video (8:52) includes popup questions for students to make predictions.

Two Bad Ants Hangman
Given a definition, students try to figure out a word from the story.