Trouble with Trolls Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett
Set Up and Prepare
Tell the students that you are going to read the words on a page then give them a chance to discuss the illustrations and notice the details.
Be sure to have the students talk about the story that is happening at the bottom of each page. Allow time for the students to notice the details in the illustrations on each page. Have the students predict what will happen next in the story.
Have the students list what they learned about Treva and trolls. What characteristics do the characters have?
The students could visit Jan Brett's website for more Trouble with Trolls activities and coloring pages.
The students could learn more about Norway and rosemaling by visiting the Internet links listed in the resources.
Additional activities - www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/piggybacks_trouble_with_trolls.htm
Trouble With Trolls coloring pages - www.janbrett.com/trolls_coloring_page.htm
Trouble With Trolls newsnotes - www.janbrett.com/newsnotes/trolls_newsnotes2.htm
Treva coloring page - www.janbrett.com/treva_coloring_page.htm
Norway links: www.visitnorway.com
Map - http://drift.uninett.no/kart/norgeskartet/index.php
Flag - http://fotw.fivestarflags.com/no.html
The World Factbook: Norway - www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/no.html
The Royal Family - www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng
Norway photos - www.jorgetutor.com/noruega/noruega.htm
Christmas in Norway - www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-Norway.htm
Rosemaling - www.elca.org/countrypackets/norway/crafts.html
Rosemaling styles - www.rosemaling.org/styles.htm
Rosemaling samples - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/new-gallery.htm
Norwegian trunk - www.state.nd.us/hist/forms/olsontrunkletter.pdf
Scandinavian festival - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/