Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is excellent for a lesson on bullying and positive self concept. Students love David Catrow's illustrations. They love Molly Lou Melon.
The student determines the main idea and essential message from text.
- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Set Up and Prepare
Print the sayings Molly's grandmother told her. For example: "Walk as proudly as you can and the world will look up to you." Display the sayings on the wall or board as you read that passage. Take digital pictures of the students and print for the bulletin board.
Discuss the following questions with the class:
How did Molly Lou's grandmother make her feel special?
What happened when Molly Lou moved to a new town?
How did Molly solve the problem?
How did Ronald Durkin feel?
Why did Ronald feel foolish?
How did Ronald Durkin change?
How did the story end?
Make a sunflower bulletin board. Use the attached poem in the center top.
1. Each child will make a sunflower.
2. Take a picture of the student for the center.
3. On each petal the student will write something that makes him/her special. Depending on the time of year, K-1 may need help writing.
4. Attach the flower to the board at the height of each child.