Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Use A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Amos McGee is a busy zookeeper who visits each of his animal friends - on time, every day. One day, Amos McGee wakes up sick and stays home in bed. His animal friends are worried about him so they take the city bus to visit Amos. Philip C. Stead's pacing and Erin E. Stead's quiet illustrations make this timeless read aloud the perfect choice for minilessons focused on comprehension strategies including how to ask meaningful questions, make predictions, and synthesize. Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on r-controlled vowels along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

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Title: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Author: Philip C. Stead
Genre: Fantasy
Themes: Relationship Skills, Friendship, Award Winners
ISBN: 9781250171108
Publisher's Summary:
THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.
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