Lessons & Units :: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: "Jack's Lost Kite" & Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Lesson Plan

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the fiction passage “Jack's Lost Kite” and the book Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs to compare characters and plots across different texts.
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Literary reading passage “Jack's Lost Kite”

Not Provided:
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the passage “Jack's Lost Kite.” Questions 3 and 4 refer to the book Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: “Jack's Lost Kite”
 
Read the passage “Jack's Lost Kite” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 1: What does Jack lose?
 
Sample student answer: Jack loses his kite.
 
Question 2: Is Jack going to get his kite back? Support your answer with information from the story.
 
Sample student answer (may vary, as long as they are supported by the story): Jack is going to get his kite back because he figures out where it is. Alternatively, students may respond that Jack might not be able to get his kite back if the kite is too high up in the tree to retrieve.
 

Part 2: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

 
Question 3: What does Harry lose?
 
Sample student answer: Harry loses his dinosaurs.
 
Question 4: Does Harry get his dinosaurs back? Support your answer with information from the story.
 
Sample student answer (responses may vary but should resemble the following): Yes, Harry gets his dinosaurs back. Harry goes back to the train station and names his dinosaurs to get them back.
 

Part 3: “Jack's Lost Kite” and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

 
Question 5: How are Jack and Harry alike?
 
Sample student answer: Jack and Harry both lose something.
 
Question 6: Jack and Harry both lose something. How are their losses different?
 
Sample student answer (may vary but should have a basis in the texts): Harry recovers what he loses, while Jack does not. Students may also respond that Jack does not seem to be as upset over losing his kite as Harry is over losing his dinosaurs.

Texts & Materials

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