Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Activities for Reading Comprehension

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon written by Patty Lovell is an amazing story about a little girl who believes in herself and is the best person she can be. This story is perfect for the beginning of the school year, the first week of school, or even the first day of school. It would also make a great addition to an All About Me week. This set includes several comprehension strategies and activities that you can use and differentiate for all your learners. There are also writing and word work activities as well as a few fun math games. Students will have fun creating themselves with a paper topper craft or Molly Lou Melon herself. There are also printable letters to create a bulletin board display.


Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon activities included:


  • 6 questions on a ring
  • We predict
  • Main idea
  • Details/sequencing cards
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Sees, does, thinks, feels with 4+ matching cards for each one
  • Message posters 3 options

Reading Strategies:

  • Matching
  • Text to Self 2 options
  • Questions
  • Predicting 2 options
  • Character Feelings
  • Check for Understanding 2 options
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • Cause and Effect
  • My Opinion
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Message
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Sequencing Cut & Paste
  • Retelling B, M, & E 2 options
  • Features of Fiction


  • Retell Prewriting & Writing
  • Opinion Prewriting & Writing
  • I stand Tall
  • Stand Tall

Craft Molly Lou Craft

  • All About Me Paper Topper Craft
  • “I stand tall” Letters for Bulletin Board
  • “We stand tall” Letters for Bulletin Board
  • 2 additional posters with sayings


  • ABC Order
  • Syllables
  • Word Search
  • Making Words

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