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English Language Arts Grade 1
Reading: Literature Standard 2
Students will put on a puppet show and retell fairy tales.
Cinderella by Barbara Karlin
The Gingerbread Man by Eric Kimmel
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
Jack and the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg
The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
The Three Little Pigs illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
This lesson is designed to take place over several days. Work with the pocket chart. A few materials should be added each day. Developing the puppets and presenting the puppet shows may each take several days.
Intended Learning Outcomes
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Prediction, segmentation and blending
Invitation to Learn
What is a fairy tale? Encourage students to share answers and their favorite fairy tales. If children are uncertain about what a fairy tale is, go through several examples together.
Students could make up their own riddles for other fairy tales or nursery rhymes (see attached paper).
Students can complete more fairy tales or nursery rhyme riddles at home with their family using the included template. They can retell and write several of their Fairy Tales and compile them in a book. Students can also pretend to be a news reporter and interview characters in fairy tales about what happened, and then write a news article or create a TV news report.
Students can be assessed throughout the process of this activity. They should be assessed on their voice intonation or inflection, their ability to retell a story, and how they sequence the story they are retelling. They should also be assessed on the way they listen and respond to others.