Making Connections with Owl Picture Books (Dream Catcher Project)


Read wonderful owl-themed literature and create a beautiful dream catcher to showcase student learning.

Comprehension through text connections is the focus of this super fun project.

Goals of the lesson

Owl Picture Book Lesson - Kat and SquirrelPractice “close reading” through text connections.
ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Included in this product:

  • 3 owl/dream catcher graphics with gorgeous color combinations
  • 1 black and white owl/dream catcher graphic
  • Photos of the final project
  • Background information page for the teacher
  • 3 “making connections” posters to display as a reference for students
  • 18 sets of “feathers” with suggested owl-themed literature
  • 2 sets of blank “feathers”
  • And an original Kat and Squirrel story with set of “feathers” to match
    (Psst – The Squirrel has seriously outdone herself with the illustrations for this one!)
  • Bonus – Owl Fact Word Find!!

So much owl fun packed into this project. It could keep kids interested for weeks! And learning of course, but don’t tell them. 😉

Kat and Squirrel - Get the Lesson!

The Possible Owls Books to Use:

Owl Dreamcatcher - Kat and Sqiuirrel

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

“I’m Not Santa!” by Jonathan Allen

Owls by Gail Gibbons

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson’s Favourite Animal Tales) by Jill Tomlinson

The Owl Who Hated the Dark by Earle Goodenow

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins

The Little White Owl. Tracey Corderoy, Jane Chapman by Tracey Corderoy

The Owl And the Woodpecker by Brian Wildsmith

My Little Book of Burrowing Owls (My Little Book Series) by Hope Irvin Marston

Owl Babies by Martin Waddel

White Owl, Barn Owl: Read and Wonder by Nicola Davies

Baby Owl (Nature Babies) by Aubrey Lang

Why the Owl Has Big Ears Retold by Mike J. Preble

Adopted By An Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl (The Hazel Ridge Farm Stories) by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen

The Happy Owls by Celestino Piatti

Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2) by Arnold Lobel

Kat and Squirrel and the Winter Solstice by Kathryn Gjerseth

Kat and Squirrel and the Winter Solstice -