August 11, 2018
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By Lily Jones

EL Support Lesson

Draw Beginning, Middle, and End

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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and EndLesson plan.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and EndLesson plan.
Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to describe parts of stories in a sentence level context using sentence frames as a support.

(10 minutes)
  • Hold up a book that you have read as a class. Call on someone to briefly retell the story.
  • Tell students that stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. Retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
(5 minutes)
  • Hand out the Vocabulary Cards to students. As you go over each word, have students locate the card for the word you are reviewing.
  • Tell students that they just told what happened in the book using their own words. This is called Retelling.
  • Repeat that stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. BeginningsHappen first, MiddlesHappen next, and EndsHappen last.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students take out a familiar book at their reading level. Give students a few minutes to review the book, then ask them to turn to a partner and share what happened in the story. Instruct students to use the following sentence frame:
    • "This story is about ____."
  • Hand out the Retell It worksheets. Tell students that they should draw what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of their book. They can add words/sentences if appropriate.
(10 minutes)
  • Have partners share the work they did on their worksheets.
  • Have partners tell each other about each part of their book. Ask students to use the following sentence frames:
    • At the beginning ____.
    • In the middle ____.
    • At the end ____.

BEGINNING

  • Have students work in a teacher-led small group.
  • Have students only draw about what happened.

ADVANCED

  • Have students share details about each part of the story on their worksheets.
  • Challenge students to share those details when working together with a partner.
(2 minutes)
  • Ask students to answer the following questions with the corresponding sentence stems:
    • How do we retell a story?
      • "We retell a story by ____."
    • What parts of a story do we include in a retelling?
      • "We include ____."
(3 minutes)
  • Call on pairs to share what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of their stories.

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