Reading "The Hundred Penny Box"
Main Subject Area: Language Arts
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2 3-5
2. Using the date on the penny, ask each student to remember something of personal significance that happened that year. For example, the birth of a sibling or a move to a new household.
3. Have students share their personal events by either breaking into small groups or by having a classroom-wide discussion.
4. Show students the cover of "The Hunderd Penny Box." Ask them to guess what they think the book will be about and how old the woman on the cover is. What feelings do they think are portrayed on the cover? If students have classroom journals, have them write their guesses and descriptions in the journals.
5. Read and discuss the book.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options:
Start a hundred penny box or album. Have students collect a penny for each year of their lives so far. Ask them to brainstorm one or more major events for each year. You may want to have students add photos or drawings to their boxes or albums.