Knuffle Bunny is the story of a young girl named Trixie who goes for a walk to a Laundromat with her father, only to discover on the way home that she has lost her most treasured stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny. Unable to fully communicate with her father because of her age, the reader watches as she uses her emotions and nonsensical words to convey her frustration. This module invites students to connect to their own favorite stuffed animals, explore their own feelings, and go on a journey down, through, past, and into a variety of informational and literary texts.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:
- Doing the Laundry
- Much Loved
- Preposition Exploration
- Down. Through. Past. Into.
- Feeling Bubbles
- A Whole Bunch of Feelings
- Mixed Media
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
Prior to delivering the module, preview all the included materials with this Artful Reading kit, read all included texts and Teacher cards, and make note of any additional supplies you’ll need to gather before starting.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Bawled, Boneless, Cautionary, Laundromat, Preposition, Tale
Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.