The Recess Queen – Main Idea Reading Picture Book Reading Lessons and Unit



With this engaging, ready-packed 5-day read-aloud unit, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading standards becomes much easier. These amazing skill based units focus on a specific skill for each book, offering a theme and more meaningful read alouds.

Inside you will find the perfect toolkit for introducing main idea with the picture book The Recess Queen. This pack also includes lesson plans, overview of the book, SEL connections, vocabulary words, before/during/after reading questions, extension activities for The Recess Queen book (including writing activities!), anchor charts, and a student workbook featuring 6 extension activities for The Recess Queen book & 3 writing activities with vocabulary words (hands on activity & workbook), graphic organizers to support learning main idea comprehension in context.

What does this unit contain?

♥ Lesson Plans

♥Overview of the book

♥ SEL Connections

♥ Vocabulary Words

♥ Before Reading Questions

♥ During Reading Questions

♥ After Reading Questions

♥ Extension Ideas

♥ A Book Talk (Mini Lesson Plans)

♥ Anchor Charts

♥ A Student Workbook which includes:

♥ 6 Extension Activities for The Recess Queen book

♥ 3 Writing Activities for The Recess Queen book

♥ Vocabulary Words (Hands on activity & Workbook)

♥ Graphic Organizers


How do you find the book(s)?

It’s easy to find the books needed: just check out your local library! To add more to it, there might even be selected read alouds on Youtube that you can use to boost up the engagement level in the classrooms. You can also purchase the books at used book stores or Amazon.


Teachers like you said:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was really helpful to review main idea with my small groups. Thanks!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students loved the book and this was the perfect resource to use along with it.



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