Lesson Plan

The Paper Bag Princess

In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of the story's lesson.

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

Introduction

(15 minutes)
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  • Activate your students' prior knowledge before starting the lesson. Sample questions to ask include:
    • What does it mean to be kind?
    • If someone is mean or unkind, what might their actions look, sound, and feel like?
  • Ask students to think about what a prince, princess, and dragon are. Write down their ideas on the whiteboard.
  • Explain that you will be reading The Paper Bag Princess as a class, and they might meet characters who are kind and characters who are unkind.

Beginning

  • Use visuals to define prince, princess, and dragon.

Intermediate

  • Have students turn to a partner to discuss the meaning of prince, princess, and dragon.