Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Lesson Plan Aid

Author: Sharon Creech

Subject: Italian born Grandmother gives life advice to granddaughter

Setting: USA, contemporary

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup is the story of how, as she makes soup with her grandmother, 12-year-old Rosie resolves a conflict with Bailey, her lifelong neighbor and best friend, who is blind.

Lexile Measure: 810L
Grade Level: 4
Genre: Fiction
Sub-Genre: Realistic
Gender of Character:

Introduction to Book Punch
Book Punch guides students through the steps of thinking and writing about well-known core literature. Students write paragraphs responding to interactive writing prompts. The program tutors students to develop ideas and organize their thinking about what they have read.


In the story, Granny and Rosie are making soup. It is an activity that requires a lot of preparation. Granny and Rosie spend a lot of time putting the ingredients together and creating the soup. Think of an activity you like to do or something you like to make and the steps that go into it. Write about this activity.

Sometimes the more you get to know someone, the more you get to appreciate that person. In the story, Rosie explains why she likes Bailey in the first place. Write a paragraph describing why Rosie likes Bailey. Be specific and detailed.

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