Grade k Ela Fun With Fiction

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Lesson Title:Grade K ELASample Lesson PlanLesson TitleFun With Fiction (This lesson focuses on the element of character. Follow up lessons will focus on the additional narrative elements.)Connecticut Standards (CCSS)CC.K.RL.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CC.K.RL.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CC.K.SL.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.CC.K.SL.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. Lesson Objectives in Language Students will UnderstandWith prompting and support, students will identify the story element of characters. Timeline1-3 days per story elementDescription of Learning Tasks/ ActivitiesBlooms Taxonomy: Remember and UnderstandWebbs DOK Level 1: Recall and ReproductionIn a whole group setting, model how to identify the character in a whole group story that is read aloud. Students will identify the character and then be able to describe the character. Guide the discussion using questions such as: Who is in the story? Who are the characters? Who is this story mostly about? Describe the character ____. Explain who is in the story. Using evidence from the story, what makes you think that?Using literature selected by the teachers, students will work in small groups to practice identifying and describing characters. Independently, students will listen to various stories and identify a favorite character, draw a picture of this character and describe why they like that character. Materials, Resources, Technology Needed(Based on LEA resources)Classic fairy talesBooks that provide strong aspects of a characters developmentPrior Learning, Connections, Student Needs or Interests, Common MisconceptionsUnderstanding that some characters are more important than others within a story.Instructional Strategies/ GroupingModeling whole group using think-aloudsGuided practice and apply application in small groupsIndependent applicationSuggested DifferentiationEnrichment Suggestions: Using more complex texts, students write a sentence identifying and describing the character in the story.Reteaching Suggestions: Using less complex texts, prompt students to go back into the book to identify the character. Ask probing questions about the character(s). Cross disciplinary Connections Formative Assessment processes (including student self-assessment)Teacher created rubric, can assess students ability to identify characters within a story. Use with Grade K, Reading Unit 3: Fun with FictionJune 20122


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