Coco: My Delicious Life Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
About the Book
Coco loves animals, gardening, digging in the dirt, climbing trees, and especially baking. She lives on Lotus Lane with her BFFs Kiki and Lulu who join her in fund-raising by selling her World-Famous Coco Cupcakes.
- Discuss with students what stands out for them in the illustrations. What do they think the illustrator wants the reader to notice about the characters, setting, and events? What mood or tone is the illustrator trying to convey?
- Have students think about the subtitle, “My Delicious Life.” What do they think Coco enjoys doing?
Encourage students to pay attention to the punctuation that is used in the diary entries. How does the punctuation assist in knowing how Coco is feeling?
- Discuss the story by talking about the characters, setting, and events.
- Create a chart showing these main components of the story.
Character Heart Mapping: The Lotus Lane Girls use hearts throughout the book to show what they love, to provide definitions of words, and to show the meanings of abbreviations such as TTYL or LOL. Have readers create a heart map to show all the different things that Kiki or Coco love (such as fashion, food, or animals), the words that they abbreviate, or maybe even the various types of cupcakes that they enjoy creating.
The heart map can be divided into sections or the images can be drawn randomly. After the map has been created, have students share them with a small or whole group by explaining what they did, why they chose that aspect of the book, and how the text and illustrations helped them to create their heart map. (RL 2.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.)