Nelson Is Missing/Miss Nelson Is Back - Lesson 2
Students will be able to:
simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading
including use of multiple meanings, synonyms, antonyms and word relations.
* read text
and determine the main idea.
* the similarities and
differences among the characters.
* compare characters.
* identify the cause (Why
did it happen?) to the effect (What happened?).
* write a story about
their favorite part of the book.
* Book: Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Miss Nelson Is Back by Harry Allard and James Marshall
with Internet and word processing
(cause & effect)
Vocabulary: shall, relieved, substitute, ringleaders, corny, nervous, plot, impersonating,
misbehave, tottered, amused, demonstrated, consequences, behavior
teacher will review what a sentence is. Introduce what a statement is and
question is (put example on the board). Students will do pg. 4 & 5
(Part A & B) in language book. Students
will go online to Student Fun and complete
activities on punctuation.
Activity: The teacher will...
vocabulary and definitions. (teacher gives definition/students give word)
and ask questions as you read. (Miss Nelson Is Missing)
3. have students get
into cooperative groups to brainstorm the similarities and differences among the
characters. (put the responses on chart paper)
4. have the students compare & contrast Miss Nelson to Miss Viola Swamp.
Students can go online to Venn
Diagram to look at the graphic organizer that will help the students see
more clearly the similarities and the differences between Miss Nelson and Miss
brainstorm favorite part of the story (put the responses on chart paper).
Students will write about their favorite part of the story. (schoolhouse)
6. have the
students go online to The
Dictionary Plus to find synonyms and antonyms for their vocabulary words.
7. have the
students go online to do a vocabulary activity, print out the worksheet and complete it.
8. if time
permits, have the students share their venn diagram or favorite part of the
story with the class.
9. have the
students complete a worksheet on cause
and effect. (print out the worksheet)
10. have the
students complete a worksheet on characters. (print out the worksheet)
Evaluation: The students will work on their personality panorama and answer the following
* How do the
children of room 207 treat Miss Nelson?
you are a child in Miss Nelson's class and don't know Miss Swamp's true
identity. What do you think Miss Swamp is like at home? What does
she eat for dinner? What does she do for fun? Draw a picture of Miss Swamp
parts of the story could really have happened? Which parts of the story
could not really have happened?
* Is the
character Detective McSmogg needed for the story? Why do you think the authors
put him in?
you are a child in Miss Nelson's class and Miss Swamp is still your
teacher. Write a letter to Miss Nelson that asks her to come back.
* What is
the true identity of Viola Swamp? What are some other ways Miss Nelson
could have gained the respect of her students besides tricking them?
* Students will use word
processor to type their vocabulary words in sentences.
* Students will go online
to Discovery Kids to create a crossword
puzzle with their vocabulary words.
* Students will go online
to do a comprehension activity, print out the worksheet and complete it.
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