Abstract 12, Volume 10, Number 3, Winter 2015

Notable Trade Book Lesson

The Recess Queen

Written by Alexis O’Neill


Amanda Daniel Pendergrass

The University of West Alabama


Alexis O’Neill’s book, The Recess Queen, sparks conversations and activities that explore self-concept and identity.  It teaches children how to get along with others and how to solve problems peacefully. This lesson is geared toward early childhood, but can be modified for older students.  Activities and other resources are shared in this lesson plan.


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