How I Spent My Summer Vacation
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Teaching Resources

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers

This page contains How I Spent My Summer Vacation
lesson plans, teaching resources, and a fun student project.


blue bullet point How I Spent My Summer Vacation, written and illustrated by Mark Teague, is a great book to read to your students at the beginning of the year to inspire them to write about their own summer holidays and to use their imaginations.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Teaching Resources and Projects Mark Teague blue bullet point This story is about Wallace Bleff and his oral report on the classic topic: How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

blue bullet point During his summer vacation, Wallace's parents send him out west to visit his Aunt Fern.

blue bullet point Wallace's parents tell him, "Your imagination is getting too wild. It will do you some good to relax for a while."

blue bullet point It won't take long for your students to realize that Wallace still has a wild imagination as he tells his class all about his adventures when he is captured by cowboys. This exaggerated summer tale is told through rhyming sentences and the art work is done in warm acrylics.


On this page you will find a unique project that I have created
specifically
to go along with this delightful back to school picture book.





How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
Suitcase Shaped Writing Templates


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Lesson Plans

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
This five page banner is included for free in this set of back to school teaching resources.


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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Student Lesson Plans and Project Templates

Above: Example of Assembled Project


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Fun Lesson Plans and Ideas for Projects blue bullet point Since this book is about Wallace Bleff's "vacation," I have designed suitcase shaped writing templates for this back to school read aloud book.

blue bullet point Most suitcases now a days are not carried. Instead, they have wheels on the bottom and you pull them using their handle. I have designed my suitcase templates in this fashion.

blue bullet point I have not chosen a writing topic for this assignment because I wanted teachers to be able to use these templates for a variety of different writing ideas.

blue bullet point Some ideas for creative writing topics that would be appropriate for these suitcase templates are:

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources students write about their recent summer vacation (facts)
  • students write about their summer vacation, but use their imaginations to add exciting characters and adventures (facts + fiction)
  • students write about an imaginary summer vacation (fiction)
  • students write a summary about the book

blue bullet point Since I am also a teacher, I understand that teachers often need to change or adapt a resource that we find to meet our own needs. I have provided 2 different versions of these suitcase templates in order to help you select the version that would best suit your own needs.

Suitcase Templates #1:

The first set of suitcase resources contains two templates: a handle and a suitcase.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the first suicase template.


How I Spent My Summer Vacation First Draft Writing Worksheets

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Suitcase Template #1


Mark Teague Teaching Resources How I Spent My Summer Vacation Worksheets blue bullet point This assignment will not take your students very long to complete. The suitcase templates are on 2 worksheets, have thick borders, and they are easy for your students to cut out and assemble together on their own.

blue bullet point These suitcase templates measure 7 inches in width and 13 inches in height.

blue bullet pointThis creative writing assignment based on How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board during the first week of school.

blue bullet point You can use the matching bulletin board banner and additional suitcase accent pieces that are included in this set of teaching resources to help you quickly assemble a colorful and eye catching bulletin board display during the first week of school.


Below is an example of the first suitcase template.


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Creative Writing Templates

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
Suitcase #1: Handle and Suitcase Templates


After your students have cut out the handle and suitcase templates,
they glue them together to look like the example shown below.


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Project Templates and Teaching Resources


There are 7 colorful suitcase templates in this set of
How I Spent My Summer Vacation teaching resources:
brown, blue, orange, green, red, pink, and purple.


Mark Teague How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plan Ideas for Elementary Teachers


Mark Teague How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plan Ideas for Elementary Students
Mark Teague How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plan Ideas for Elementary School Students
How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plan Worksheets and Templates

Suitcase Templates #2:


My Summer Vacation Creative Projects, Ideas, and Lesson Plans blue bullet point This set of teaching resources contains 3 templates and the two suitcase templates are stapled together at the top to make a flip book. The handle is glued behind this booklet.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft worksheets for the second set of suitcase teaching resources, which has space for students to write longer stories. The line spaces on the first draft worksheets match the line spaces on the final draft suitcase templates.



How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague First Draft Writing Worksheets

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Suitcase Template Set #2


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Fun Project Ideas, Templates, and Worksheets Mark Teague blue bullet point The second set of suitcase templates contains 3 templates: handle, front of suitcase, and the back of the suitcase.

blue bullet point After your students have cut out these 3 pieces, they should staple the two suitcase templates together along the top to form a flip book. The handle is glued on the back of the flip book.

blue bullet point The handle template is not shown in the examples below, but it is the same size and shape as shown in the examples above.


Creative Writing Ideas for How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
Suitcase #2: These two suitcase templates are stapled together at the top to form
a flip book. The handle of the suitcase is not shown in this example to save space.


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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Bulletin Board Displays and Ideas blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their classroom and hallway bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computers.

blue bullet point This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate this banner so that it is more durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board displays of these How I Spent My Summer Vacation suitcase projects.


Back To School Read Aloud Book Ideas How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans:
This five page banner is included for free in this set of back to school teaching resources.


To help you decorate your bulletin board display with a suitcase theme,
I have included 4 suitcase accent pieces in this set of teaching resources.


How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Bulletin Board Display Examples
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Suitcase Shaped Writing Templates
How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans
Author: Mark Teague


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Cell Phone Templates:

Students Write a Text Message and
Draw a Picture About Their Summer Vacations

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with these unique cell phone text message templates.


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