Lesson Plan

What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

Preschoolers love to sing! In this fun, hands-on, art inspired lesson plan, your preschool ELs will practice retelling a story while using a well-loved song. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Caps For Sale** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Caps For Sale! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to retell a story with transitional phrases using visual supports.

Introduction

(8 minutes)
The Itsy Bitsy Spider: Rhyme Coloring PageThe Itsy Bitsy SpiderTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?Glossary: What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

** Prior to the start of the lesson, pre-write the text for the Itsy Bitsy Spider on the board or chart paper. Cover it.**

  • Gather the class together for the start of the lesson.
  • Play the clip from Sesame Street.
  • Ask the students to turn and talk to a partner to share what they learned. Provide students with the sentence frame: "I learned________ in the song."