Stranger Things Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About the Book
Strange things seem to happen to Ed after he finds a silver coin with the words Strange, Stranger on it. But just who is the “stranger” that the coin belongs to?
- Ask students, “Has anything strange ever happened to you? What did you do?”
- What do sayings mean such as, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”?
- Read the first chapter. Ask students to respond to the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how.
- Have students examine the illustrations as they read. How do the illustrations assist in comprehending the story?
- Suggest to students that they write down details and examples that answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Ask students to retell what they read.
Generate questions that will require students to support their opinions and responses to the text such as:
- What strange things happened in the story?
- What prompted each event to happen?
- How did Ed or his friends deal with the strange events?
Five W’s and an H: Have students respond to each chapter or each book in the series on the chart shown below. Be sure that they include details and page numbers to support their answers.
- Who was there?
- What happened?
- When did it happen?
- Where did it happen?
- Why did it happen?
- How did the character(s) feel?
(RL 2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.)