Neema’s Reason to Smile (In-depth Lesson Plan)
Posted by Kathy - 08 Oct. 2018 - Teaching Articles

Neema's Reason To Smile (In-depth Lesson Plan and Activities) (21 pages) by Queen's Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers

A 5-page in depth Lesson Plan for the book Neema’s Reason to Smile by Patricia Newman. This lesson plan explores real life issues, specifically the challenges/barriers children face in accessing education. In addition to a variety of engaging activities centered around education, the lesson plan includes not only the reading of the book, but the watching of a video that is closely related to the overall themes and topics presented in this book. (Video link included in lesson plan). Students will engage in multiple activities where they practice the following skills: inferencing, compare and contrast, and self-to-text, text-to-text, and world-to-text connections. There are additional 15 differentiated worksheets to supplement almost all parts of the lesson plan. Also included is a compelling bulletin board task display page, which not only helps showcase exemplar student work, but also enhances the overall visual aspect of your bulletin board! You can print this page out on photo or gloss paper for optimal quality and shine. This lesson plan is suitable for grades 3-12!!

This product includes:

- In depth Lesson Plan (5-pages)

- TWO Formative Assessment Worksheets (one for General Ed students and one

differentiated for lower level students)

- SIX Final Short Response Assessments (three for General Ed students and

three for lower level students)

- ONE Do Now/Launch Activity Worksheet

- TWO Video Clip Worksheets (one for General Ed students and one

differentiated for lower level students)

- ONE Mini Lesson Inference Graphic Organizer

- ONE Venn Diagram

- ONE Reflection Worksheet

- ONE Student-friendly NYS 2-point Rubric (to score Short Response 


- ONE Bulletin Board Task Display (for Assessment)

Beginner, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, Advanced,
Young learners (ages 1-4), Primary school (ages 5-10), Middle school (ages 11-14),
General English,

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