Lesson Plan

Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End

Let your class act out! Students will reenact Goldilocks and the Three Bears while learning about narratives and story plots.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Draw Beginning, Middle, and End and Making Connections in a Fiction Text pre-lessons.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Draw Beginning, Middle, and End and Making Connections in a Fiction Text pre-lessons.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to retell a narrative and identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Introduce students to the idea of narrative by defining it as a record of interconnected events, or a story.
  • Ask your students to pay attention to what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story that they are about to hear since they will have to retell it later.

Beginning

  • Use familiar read-alouds to further define a narrative.
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner in their home language (L1) or English to define narrative in their own words.

Intermediate

  • Define the terms "beginning," "middle," and "end" with the class.
  • Have students turn and talk to share the beginning, middle, and ending of one of the familiar read-alouds in your classroom.