Whistle for Willie Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is designed to help students understand the story of Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats. Through this lesson plan, students will learn how to read and comprehend a book, explore the story elements, and develop an understanding of the themes of the book.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Identify and explain the main characters, setting, and plot of Whistle for Willie.
- Analyze the themes of the story.
- Explain how the characters’ experiences and emotions are portrayed in the story.
- Copies of Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats.
- Writing paper and pencils.
- Chart paper and markers.
- Colored pencils.
Step 1: Pre-Reading
Introduce the book to the students and ask them to predict what it may be about. Ask the students to discuss their predictions.
Step 2: Reading
Ask the students to read the book in small groups or independently. Encourage them to ask questions as they read and share their thoughts and ideas.
Step 3: Post-Reading
Have the students discuss the story elements of the book, such as the characters, setting, and plot. Encourage them to identify the themes in the book and explain how the characters’ experiences and emotions are portrayed.
Step 4: Creative Activity
Have the students create a picture or a poem that reflects one of the themes of the book. Have the students explain their work and how it connects to the themes of the book.
By completing this lesson plan, students will gain a better understanding of the book Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats. They will gain an appreciation for the themes of the book and how they are portrayed through the characters and the story elements.