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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End

In this lesson, students will retell stories by drawing and talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end. This lesson can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.

First and second graders are becoming avid readers. Learning to correctly sequence a story is an important building block to becoming a fluent reader. The lesson plan, Draw Beginning, Middle, and End introduces kids to the beginning-middle-end strategy. Children will choose a book at their reading level, and then use the included worksheet to draw what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of their book. By having your child retell the story, they will build vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.

Objectives

Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to retell a story orally with sequencing words using sentence frames as a support.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Hold up a book that you have read as a class. Call on someone to briefly retell the story.
  • Tell students that stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. Retell for the class what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.