Lesson Plan

All About the Story

Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Put Me in the Zoo lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Put Me in the Zoo lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify characters, settings, and major events in a familiar story.

Language

Students will be able to retell a story with complete sentences using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Pass out an index card to each student and tell them to draw a picture of themselves at recess.
  • Tell students to turn to a partner and trade their index cards. Have the partners guess what they are doing in the picture.
  • Have each student practice retelling what is happening in their partner's card.
  • Provide students with a sentence frame to help them discuss what is going on in their partner's picture. Model this for the students prior to allowing them to share. Use the following sentence frame: "I think (student name) is (action) because (support from illustration)."
  • Explain that because each person is different, each of their pictures shows something special or unique. This is their perspective.