Lesson title: Rabbit's Gift Time: 60 min. / Days: 1
Content Area: Language Arts Grade: First
1.12(C) retell or act out the order of important events in stories (K-3)
1.13(A) listen to stories being read aloud (K-1);
1.21(B) compose complete sentences in written texts and use the appropriate end punctuation (1-2).
1.2(W) Enter text.
1.2(S) Enter data in an existing template to complete an activity (Ex: Have a spreadsheet set up so students can enter data into a table and a graph/chart will show the results of the entries).
Questions, Cues and Organizers
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Use of Information
pencils, copy for each student of vocabulary template: Rabbit's Gift Vocabulary (kindness),Kidspiration templates (vocabulary and sequencing), large screen to project kidspiration templates, class sets of "friendship" vocabulaty sheet to give to teachers at the end of the lesson.
Book "Rabbit's Gift" by George Shannon, Kidspiration templates (vocabulary and sequencing)
I did this lesson during Random Acts of Kindness Week because the main theme of this book is showing kindness...but it can be used at anytime to review sequencing and the use of antonyms and synonyms (these skills are just being introduced to the students).
1.Begin the lesson by talking about kindness. Open the vocabulary kidspiration template and project onto the screen. Tell the students you will be using the word "kindness" to fill in the template. Begin with the definition square and work your way around the template. Fill in the template with ideas taken from the students (Have students complete their sheet at the same time). When this is completed, remind the students that they will be given another paper like this one to complete on their own. Their paper will be using the word "friendship".
2. Read the book "Rabbit's Gift". Tell the students to listen carefully for the events of the story. They will be putting the story events in order for the next activity.
3. After reading the book, display the sequencing Kidspiration template on the screen. Starting with number one, type in students responses for each story event.(After Event 3, ask the students if they see a pattern forming. "Rabbit's Gift" has a circular story pattern, it shows a "cycle").
4. Give teachers class set of "friendship" vocabulary sheet to complete in the classroom.