Time allotted: 20 minutes (circle time) multiple days
Understanding (Key Concept): Comprehension: Identify beginning, middle, and ending of text. Applying (Process Skill): Identify sequence of events in the book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle RememberingRetell the story
State Standards (Common Core, NC Essential Standards): RL.K.1. with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. RL.K.2 with prompting and support, retell familiar story including key details. RL.K.3with prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in the story. W.K.3.use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. Description of Lesson:
Guiding/Essential Question: What does “beginning” mean? What does it mean if something is in the “middle”? What is a word that means the same as “end”? Why is it important for the events in a story to be in a certain order? Ask the students to recite the days of the week with you, possibly pointing to the names on the calendar as you go. Which days are at the beginning of the week? (Sunday, Monday) Which days are in the middle? (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Which days are at the end of the week? (Friday, Saturday). Note: Some students may want to consider Sunday at the end of the week as part of the weekend, so discuss that possibility if needed, because the story considers Sunday the beginning of the week.) Modeling/Teaching:
Tell students they will learn about the beginning, middle, and end of a story. Have a discussion about the beginning, middle, and end of other common things, such as the school day, how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, sounds in words, such as /c/ /a/ /t/, a baseball game, a familiar song,...