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Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Students will be able to retell a narrative and identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
- Introduce students to the idea of NarrativeBy 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.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Either read a copy of the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three BearsDramatically or watch the interactive story by Education.com.
- Go back over the narrative when you are finished, pointing out the beginning, middle, and end of the narrative.
Guided practise(20 minutes)
- Provide props to small groups of students to act out the story.
- Remind students of the rules for small group discussions by creating a poster titled "Group Work."
- Work together
- Take turns
- Use quiet voices
- Students should continue their conversation through multiple exchanges as they work together to retell the story.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Give students drawing paper and crayons or colored pencils.
- Split the class into three groups. These groups will be assigned to draw the beginning, middle, or end of the story.
- Remind students to follow the Group Work rules as they create their posters.
Enrichment:Students can label their picture or write a sentence describing their picture.
Support:Students can work with a partner and collaborate on a picture.
You may want to take digital pictures of their creations and put together a slide show which can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. Label their creations with the terms "beginning," "middle," and "end."
- Observe students to see if they struggle to remember what happened in the story.
- Assess their picture to see if they drew the correct portion of the story.
Review and closing(10 minutes)
- Have the students display their drawings.
- Ask everyone with a beginning picture to stand up, followed by the middle pictures, and finally the end pictures.
- Have students walk around the classroom and look at each other's pictures.