Tico and the Golden Wings - Leo Lionni

I would highly recommend using this book in a second grade classroom, especially if the students are doing a study on the author, Leo Lionni. The fictional story about a bird and his gift of golden wings teaches students about the importance of giving to others and how you can use your talents/gifts to help those in need. After using this text for my guided reading lesson plan, I found that there are multiple activities that can be done with this book, preferably in a small group setting. Some of the different lesson ideas include a picture walk, pulling unfamiliar words from the text and reviewing them with students before reading the story, completing a graphic organizer featuring characters and major events, or even having students discuss what they thought the main idea was. This book can very easily be implemented into the classroom!