Moon Rope Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
As always when reading Lois Ehlert's books, students will enjoy the inspired illustrations in Moon Rope. After reading the text, students will create moon mobiles that depict the story.
Students will "retell a main event from a story heard or read." —Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
- Moon Rope by Lois Ehlert
- Coat hangers, one per student
- Construction paper in various colors
Set Up and Prepare
Be careful that students do not poke one another with the coat hangers.
Step 1: Have students draw and cut out the following:
- the crescent moon with worms on it
- one or two birds
- a mole
- a fox
Step 2: Have students use tape to attach the moon to the coat hanger.
Step 3: Help students tape a long piece of twine to the base of the moon, leaving the twine dangling down.
Step 4: Demonstrate to students how to attach the characters to the twine and coat hanger. The result should be a moon mobile depicting the story.
Step 5: Give students the opportunity to retell the story with the help of their moon mobile.
- Compare this tale to Joseph Bruchac's How Turtle Flew South for the Winter.
- Read the book in Spanish and have students translate.