Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End

  • Kindergarten
  • Reading
  • 65 minutes
  • Standards: RL.K.2, RL.K.3
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July 22, 2015
by Linda MacDonald

Let your class act out! Students will reenact Goldilocks and the Three Bears while learning about narratives and story plots.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to retell a narrative and identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Introduce students to the idea of narrative by defining it as a record of interconnected events, or a story.
  • Ask your students to pay attention to what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story that they are about to hear.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Either read a copy of the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears dramatically or watch the interactive story by Education.com.
  • Go back over the narrative when you are finished, pointing out the beginning, middle, and end of the narrative.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Using props, have selected students act out the story.
  • Have the other students help to tell the narrative.
  • If you have many aspiring actors in your class, feel free to repeat this section until everyone gets a chance to be a character!

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Give students drawing paper and crayons or colored pencils.
  • Split the class into three groups. These groups will be assigned to draw the beginning, middle, or end of the story.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Students can label their picture or write a sentence describing their picture.
  • Support: Students can work with a partner and collaborate on a picture.

Technology Integration

  • You may want to take digital pictures of their creations and put together a slide show, which can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. Label their creations with the terms "beginning," "middle," and "end."

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Observe students to see if they struggle to remember what happened in the story.
  • Assess their picture to see if they drew the correct portion of the story.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Have the students display their drawings.
  • Ask everyone with a beginning picture to stand up, followed by the middle pictures, and finally the end pictures.
  • Have students walk around the classroom and look at each other's pictures.

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