Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Waiting

Use Waiting by Kevin Henkes to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Young readers will instantly gravitate toward this award-winning picture book about toys waiting by the window. This story invites children to ponder the illustrations to ask questions, make connections and inferences while considering the deeper meaning of the story. Additionally, this resource packet contains a lesson focusing on exploring how to add the suffixes -ing and -ed to a base word along with vocabulary development resources and an assessment.

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About the Book

The cover for the book Waiting
Title: Waiting
Author: Kevin Henkes
Genre: Fantasy
Themes: Perseverance, Friendship, Award Winners
ISBN: 9780062652348
Publisher's Summary:
Five friends all waiting for something different, but even in the wait they discover special gifts. They each watch out the window as they wait. Sometimes the wait is short and sometimes the wait is long. While they wait, gifts appear, others visit, and there is always something interesting out the window.
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