Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 1 Standard 1
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Students will be exposed to two non-fiction books, both telling the same true story. They will make connections, gain knowledge, and learn the history behind a well loved children's character. They will analyze the different perspectives presented by each author. After listening to the story students will answer questions.
These books are non-fiction titles that took place during World War I.
Students should know the difference between fiction and non-fiction stories and should be familiar with the fictional character Winnie the Pooh.
Students will compare and contrast the different writing styles of two authors and will be able to select their prefered style. After listening to the story students will be able to answer questions and state facts about the history behind this fictional character.
Students will be able to make connections with the text based on what they know about Winnie the Pooh and understand that his character was based on a real bear.
Allow students to visualize their scope of knowledge by starting the lesson with a KWL chart to activate background knowledge and then record the information on the board. After reading the story, ask students what they learned and what they now wonder about this topic to extend their thinking. Stop and ask questions throughout the story to keep the young readers engaged.
Video from the Zoological Society of London explaining the story of Winnie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdOymRprTqM
Learn about other animals in World War I
An interactive presentation that is well put together and allows the student to click different pictures to learn facts about Winnie
Discussion through the KWL chart.
Students will retell facts and answer questions about the history of Winnie the Pooh. You can use question assessment tools such as Plicker or your favorite.
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker & Jonathan D. Voss
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall