Enrichment Lessons for the Little Girl in the Moon Series
The Little Girl in the Moon Children's Book by Author & Illustrator Diann Floyd Boehm
Purpose: The students will identify the earth, moon and the fictional character in the book,
The Little Girl in the Moon, as the teacher reads the story them.
Over all goals for the various activities
The student will be able to:
• Know where the planet earth’s moon is located in orbit
• Know where the planet earth is located in orbit
• Know which planet they live on
• Verbalize their favorite part of the story
• Verbalize what they would like the little girl in the moon to know about them
• Share with a classmate something they like to do
• Share what they have in common with a classmate
• Draw a picture of their imagination
Suggested questions for the students
1. How we are we more alike than different?
2. What do you like to do?
Purpose to develop friendship.
Teacher: Have the students count off: 1, 2, 1, 2
Divide the class: All the Ones get together in one corner of the room.
All the Twos get together in a second corner of a room.
Next: Then pair off one more time.
Students: The students ask their partner what they like to do. They discuss and
figure out things they might like to do together. They write it down to share later
with the class.
Example: paint, roller blade, look at the clouds
Teacher: The teacher asks each group to share what they would like to do so
that the class as a whole can learn about their classmates.
Students: The students share what they learned about each other.
Teacher: Discuss if time permits all the things the whole class has in common to
help promote friendship.
Friendship Bullentin Board
Write down on a Star students activities they have in common and place on
the friendship bullinten board.
Supplies Crayons and or Markers for the Art Project “Imagination”
Students will be given a piece of paper to color or paint anything that they would like —-
use their imagination. If Time permits they will be able to tell everyone about their
Imagination Bulletin Board
Place the students art work on the board to promote creativity
These activites are designed for students learning to read.
The base words will vary based on the age of your class.
Developing Oral Vocabulary and Reading Vocabulary
Recognizing Base Words
Flashcards (words selected for your grade)
* Design flash cards in the shap of the full moon.
* Write each base word on a flash card and place on a large ring
Enrichment for recognizing oral vocabulary: Words in print
Write the oral vocabulary words on a flash card and place on a large ring. (words are
selected by the teacher based on your grade level)
Teacher: Students are in small groups
Teacher and students are seated at a table together. The teacher introduces the first
1. The students repeat the word.
The teacher has each student read the word silently as each student is shown the
word and repeats the word.
2. The teacher introduces the second word.
The students repeat the word. The teacher has each student read the word silently
as each student is shown the word and repeats the word.
3. The teacher filps back to the first word and each student is to read the first and
second word as the others read the word silently.
This is repeated till all the words for the day are introduced. Each student is given a
flashcard with their new word to place in their word bank container.
Word Bank Container
A container, (could be a box, envelop whatever works for your class)
the words the students are learning to read are kept in their personal word bank for their
own practice and for sentence building activities.
Word Bank Bullentin Board
The words are placed on the bullentin board so that students can see their progress
in vocabulary development and for word recognition.
'The Little Girl in the Moon - The Big Idea' Children's book by Diann Floyd Boehm
I would like the little girl in the moon to
know I like to:
Draw your picture: