Madeline Resource Set

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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

First published in 1939, Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline has endured the test of time. Its heroine teaches readers what it means to be fearless. Of all the girls in the orphanage, Madeline is the smallest and the bravest. No tiger, mouse, or trip to the hospital scares her. To Madeline, everything is an adventure! The cadence and rhyming text structure of this book will entertain students as they work to make inferences about characters, use the beautiful illustrations to support visualizing, and look for the text structures Bemelman used to create this classic example of award-winning children’s literature.

Teach with Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Rhyming Words
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Madeline Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Madeline

    This identifying the author's purpose lesson plan and set of resources makes it easy for readers to explore the choices Ludwig Bemelmans’ made while writing Madeline. Students will examine why the author included specific details and identify whether the author wrote this story to inform, persuade, or entertain his reader.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Connections with Madeline

    This making connections lesson plan and set of resources will help readers use what they already know to make connections between Madeline's world and their own. Students will also be asked to qualify how the text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections they make help them as readers.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Inferences with Madeline

    Madeline offers readers plenty of opportunities to make inferences. The questions included in this making inferences lesson plan and set of resources will encourage students to notice information in the text and the illustrations and use that information to gain a deeper understanding of what's happening in the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Madeline

    Madeline is a smart choice for readers who need practice identifying text structures while reading. Ludwig Bemelmans’ straightforward story and varied use of text structures offer students examples of description, sequencing, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students understand why authors use text structures and why noticing them can deepen comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with Madeline

    Ludwig Bemelmans’ paintings provide readers with the opportunity to compare and contrast their mental images to the illustrations used in the book. This visualizing lesson plan and set of resources encourages readers to notice the specific words that cause them to visualize scences, characters, and events inside the pages of Madeline.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Madeline Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Madeline Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Madeline. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Madeline Word Work - Rhyming Words

    Madeline offers students the opportunity to name and notice rhyming words within the context of the book. Either download the Madeline Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Madeline Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Madeline, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Madeline Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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