Boris On the Move Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About the Book
Boris lives in Hogg Bay, but dreams of big adventures in the Amazon jungle just like his favorite book character, Captain Clive.
Set a purpose:
- Today, the class will read the chapter book, Boris on the Move.
- Ask, “What do you think Boris is doing on the cover? Does the illustration give you any information about the character?”
- Read introductory pages one through eight aloud to your class. Ask the students to predict what they think this story will be about based on the information that the author has given about Boris.
- Have students follow along as you read aloud the first chapter in Boris on the Move. Point to the words as you read so that students can follow along on the page.
- After reading the text on a page, stop and model how students read the captions next to the illustrations.
- Discuss the differences between the ways the author uses narrative storyline and speech bubbles to tell the story. (RL 1.6: Identify who is telling the story at various points in the text.)
- Ask students to identify their favorite part of the story and the reasons for why they liked it.
- Write down words on a chart that students struggled with or words that were interesting such as “clambered.” If students are not sure of the word’s meaning, encourage them to use context clues to help them. (RL K.4: Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.)
Revisit Boris on the Move and have students examine the ways that the illustrator has shown the different adventures of Boris and his family. For example, photographs show Boris’s parents visiting various countries while thought clouds show the adventures that Boris wants to explore. Have students draw another adventure that Boris might want to have using one of the formats used in the book such as photographs or thought clouds. (RL 1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.)