Lesson Plan

Making Connections in a Fiction Text

Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and Endlesson plan.

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 identify the sequence of a story with grade level words using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together and explain that today you will be learning how to retell a story using props (puppets) and narration.
  • Demonstrate how you can retell what happened in a familiar story (e.g., Goldilocks and the Three Bears) by telling the story in order.
  • Ask students what happens if you tell the ending or middle of the story first (you get confused, you might not learn why something is happening, etc.).

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kindergarten
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