Owl Moon Teaching Plan

Capture the engagement of young readers with this collection of activities based on Jane Yolen's book, Owl Moon. Following a shared reading of this children's story, the class explores the geography of the American Northeast, creates how-to instructions for owling and researching the great horned owl, along with other complementary activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After reading this book, take your class on a nature walk to observe your local wildlife
  • Supplement this resource into a primary grade science unit on the different types of animals
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource requires a class copy of the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, which can be found in your school or local public library
  • Stretch this unit out over the course of a week, performing a different activity each day
Pros

  • Activities create cross-curricular connections between English language arts, science, and geography
  • Includes a guide that supports teachers with holding class discussions about the book
  • Additional activities are provided that extend student learning
Cons

  • None