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The Day Jimmy's Boa Taught Cause and Effect

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The Day Jimmy's Boa Taught Cause and Effect

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Vanessa Udry

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps





  • Books by Trinka Hakes Noble:
    • The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
    • Jimmy's Boa Bounces Back
    • Jimmy's Boa and the Big Splash Birthday Bash
    • Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk
  • Blank paper folded in half
  • Chart paper
  • Crayons, markers, and colored pencils for illustrating

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Book Cover Creator

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.


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RWT Cover Creator

Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

RWT Cover Creator

Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate covers for a variety of media.


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  1. Read through each of the books before the class sessions to help with oral reading and full understanding of each cause and effect.
  2. Print the Causes and Effects in the Jimmy's Boa Books handout for reference during lessons.
  3. Print Jimmy's Boa and the Big Splash Birthday Bash Puzzle, and cut into squares (enough pieces for 20 students).
  4. Print and copy the following handouts: Flow Chart Handout, Book Rough Draft Handout, Book Rubric, and Student Checklist handout. Make at least three copies of the Book Handout for each student to use for the final text of the books.
  5. Test the Book Cover Creator on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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