Napping House Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Set Up and Prepare
Tell the students that you are going to read the book twice. The first time you will read the words and they can help when they can. The second time you and the students will talk about the illustrations.
Encourage the students to read along with the repetitive text. Go back through the book page by page and have the students comment on what they notice, find the flea and other changes in each picture. Talk about how the colors change throughout the book. Why do they change? Call attention to how the perspective of the illustrations change. Notice how the angle of the chair changes so that it appears that the illustrator must be looking down from the ceiling.
The students could make a list of the adjectives in the story.
The students could create a book using the pattern of the text in the story. What would their story be like if it was a napping motorhome . . . a napping tent . . . a napping treehouse . . . a napping barn? Using watercolors students could paint pictures using the warm and cool colors of the story. Using a computer with GarageBand, the students could record a podcast of their book.
Napping House activity - www.audreywood.com/mac_site/activity_pages/find_a_shape.html
Napping House video - http://pixel.fhda.edu/Content/Dept/InstrDev/Examples/Robert/Engl8/Lesson05/media/NappingHouse.mov
Tutorial for creating a podcast - www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/garageband/gb3-1.html