Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods by Mary Quattlebaum

Publisher: Dawn Publications

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

Recommended Grades: 3-5

The song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” has taught generations of children about farm animals.  Now the farmer’s granddaughter, Jo MacDonald, uses the traditional tune to introduce a forest community. 

Lesson Idea:

Writer’s Workshop:   Read aloud the nursery rhyme, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and then share Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods.  Brainstorm a list of nursery rhymes with students.   Ask students to re-write a nursery rhyme using different content.  Use Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods as a mentor text.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.

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