Read-Aloud Lesson Plan
Title: Boy, You’re Amazing!
Author: Virginia Kroll
Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikkawa
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten
Submitted by: Lynn O. Borders
School: Wrens Elementary
Planning This book is chock full of wonderful ways to build self-
confidence in young children. We are good at finding ways to
correct children’s incorrect behaviors, but need help with
finding ways to uplift them by acknowledging their terrific
qualities. This book isn’t set up with a beginning, middle, and
an end. It just gives example after example of acknowledging
Before Reading: What are you really great at? Did anyone ever tell you how
good you are at it? How did it make you feel when someone
bragged on you for doing something so right? Look at the
Prepare pictures on the cover, and try to tell me some of the things
that these children are good at. What else do you think the
book is going to say about other children? Let’s begin now
and find out.
During Reading: Look at the expressions on these children’s faces. How do
they feel when they’re doing the things that they’re good at?
How are the boys on bicycles keeping safe? Why did it take
Guide courage for the boy to tell the name of the bully? What kind of
amazing things do you think you will do as an adult?
After Reading: Even if you are not gifted or talented at doing any certain
thing, what are some other ways that you can be an amazing
boy or girl? (Being a friend, showing forgiveness, being a
Extend good sport, being a good helper, having a good imagination,
Vocabulary Lesson You’ve heard the word amazing all through this book. What do
think amazing means? Discuss meaning. Other vocabulary
words: sax, mobiles, create, fireflies, and bully.