Lesson Plan

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Key Details

In this lesson, your students will explore reading with technology with "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Students will use a graphic organizer to reflect on this story.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Finding the Key Details pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Finding the Key Details pre-lesson.

This reading and writing lesson plan teaches children how to use a KWL chart to understand and record key details when reading fiction. Using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, young learners will be guided through the process of writing down what they know about the story, what they would like to know, and then what they have learned after reading the story. Ideal for kindergarten or first grade learners, this lesson is a great way to help children practice asking and answering fiction comprehension questions to deepen their understanding of what they read.

Learning Objectives

Students will reflect on prior information and details from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Students will recall and comprehend key details and the story message.

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


(5 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by discussing stories. Potential questions include: Have you ever heard of a story with talking animals and humans? What stories have you heard that has bears? How did the story begin?
  • Explain to your class that they will be listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Remind them to remember details from the story.


  • Display several different fiction texts for students to reflect on while answering the guiding questions.
  • Pre-read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Intermediate: Review or introduce the definitions for key vocabulary in this lesson plan.