Subject Area: Literacy Grade Level: Kindergarten Concept/Topic: Nutrition/ Food Desired Results: The purpose of this lesson is for students to be able to listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar . This lesson will focus on students reading comprehension because they will have to recall the characters, setting and plot of the book to re- tell the story in a mini play in small groups. Lesson Background: Curriculum Standards: This lesson corresponds to PA standards 1.3.K.A: Respond to works of literature and 1.3.K.C: Identify literary elements (characters, settings, and problems) in stories. This lesson also connects to the national standard of Theater for K-4 which states that children should be able to collaborate to select interrelated characters, environments, and situations for classroom dramatizations.
Objectives: -Students will be able to listen to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and respond to it by identifying the characters, setting and plot of the book. -The students will be able to recreate the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by reenacting the story in a small play.
Procedure (LEARNING PLAN):
Rationale: By reading this story, students will be able to work on their reading comprehension by responding to the book. When they put on their small play about the story, they will have identify the characters, setting and the problems in order to retell the story.
Materials and Technology: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, chart paper, any type of materials the students wants to use for their own mini plays.
1. Before reading the book, we will take a picture walk to see what the students think the book is going to be about. The teacher will let the kids know that she wants them to remember important things about the book such as the characters, the setting and the plot of the story.
2. After reading the book, the teacher and students will go through the book and identify the main elements of the story together. This will then lead into a discussion about how the students can reenact the story in small groups.
3. The students can be put into groups of 5 and each group can go over how they will re-tell the story to the class. They have the freedom to re-tell the story however they want as long as they highlight the important aspects of characters, setting and problems that the caterpillar may have encountered.