Resources for Teacher & Educators based on Ellie and Lou – Gardeners of the Jungle

Children’s picture book about the power of teamwork, friendship, and perseverance. 

Ellie and Lou – Gardeners of the Jungle: A beautiful, engaging children’s picture book about a community coming together to care for others and for wildlife.

Ellie and Lou Gardeners of the Jungle
Elli and Lou: Gardeners of the Jungle by Kiana Sosa is an adorable story that conveys excellent messages to young readers of teamwork, friendship, and overcoming challenges. It is an inspiring and encouraging story for children to read and will help them understand the power of staying united and doing things together.

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Read-Aloud Lesson Plan

  • Discussion Questions
  • Teamwork Worksheet
  • Teamwork Anchor Chart
  • Teamwork Writing Prompt
  • Vocabulary Guide
  • Character Traits & Feelings
  • Book Review

Possible themes of conversations & study:

Emotions: Identifying and labelling; What causes emotions; Expressing emotions; Labelling experiences.

Self-Management: self-regulation, self-control, and emotions.

Growth Mindset: effort & perseverance; failure, mistakes & challenges.

Relationships: communication – listening & speaking; friendship; teamwork & cooperation; sharing & taking turns.

Social Awareness: how feelings, behaviours and actions affect others; developing & displaying collaboration; building a community.

Responsibility: responsibility; peaceful problem solving; goal setting.

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Character Traits:

Subject: English Language Arts, Reading, Writing

Grade levels: 2nd – 5th

Read the book with the students. Use the pdf package to teach or reinforce character analysis and character traits or let students use the guiding questions and prompts to lead their own learning.
Students can:

• Draw and/or list physical characteristics
• List character traits
• Use clues to draw conclusions about character traits
• Use text evidence to prove traits.

Associated Standards (US)
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


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