This lesson appeals to young children's interest in and love of animals culminating with a storytelling puppet show that uses puppets created by the children. As the children interact with stories, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales, they can identify and represent their understanding of main characters through language, movement, media, and play.
In the lesson plan there are items such as a pre-assessment, a post-assessment, instructional tips, ideas for differentiated instruction, extension possibilities, home connections, interdisciplinary connections, and more. (author/nmb)
Spiders and Monkeys and Bears! includes a section that describes some ideas for differentiating instruction. If you want more ideas for your inclusive classroom, you may find what you are looking for on the Planning Options pages of the REC. (author/nmb)
Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and
Persuasive Text for Early Childhood
Follow simple directions.
Reading Applications: Literary Text for Early Childhood
Identify characters in favorite books and stories.
Retell or re-enact events from a story through a variety of media and play events (e.g., dramatize a favorite story).
Communication: Oral and Visual Early Childhood
Listening and Viewing
Attend to speakers, stories, poems and songs.
Present own experiences, products, creations or writing through the use of language (e.g., share and talk about a drawing with others).
Participate in the recitation of books, poems, chants, songs and nursery rhymes (e.g., Little Miss Muffet).