Lesson Plan

Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up

In this lesson, students get practice with finding the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Have your students help you fix a mixed up story while they learn the parts of a story.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

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  • Tell students that today you would like to retell a story to them using copies of pages from a storybook. Share with students that you have a problem because all of the pages became mixed up. In order to tell the story, the students will need to put the pages back in order.
  • Explain that you have one page from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Display the pages for students to see. Explain that you will help them with this task by teaching them about the sorts of things that often come in the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • On an anchor chart, write beginning, middle, and end in three sections.

Beginning:

  • Prior to the lesson, complete a picture walk using a short picture book from the classroom library with a small group of beginner ELs and have them explain orally, in English or home language (L1), the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Explain the learning objective of the lesson in student's L1 and have student repeat the learning objective back to you in their L1.

Intermediate: Allow students to rephrase what they will be learning in English or L1 to a partner.