Lesson Plan : Going on a Bear Hunt

Teacher Name:
 Krysia Elizondo
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Listening to predict outcomes-part I. Activity 3-8
Content:
 TEKS 1.1 The student listens attentively and engages activley in a variety of oral language experiences. (A)(C)(D)(F)
Goals:
 (A)determine the purpose for listening such as to get information, to solve problems, and enjoy and appreciate(K-3); (C)particpate in ryhmes, songs, conversations, and discussions(K-3); (D)listen critically to interpret and evaluate(K-3); (F)identify the musical elements of literary language such as its ryhmes or repeated sounds(K-1);
Objectives:
 1. To increase abilities and predict outcomes 2. To listen to an enjoyable story and to use details in the story to predict outcomes. 3. To use repetitive language to predict outcomes. 4. To take part in an oral language activity and to act out the words and actions.
Materials:
 1. Michael Rosen's "We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989). 2. Bear paw print cutouts.
Introduction:
 1. Tell the class we have a mystery to solve and we need their detective help. 2. We need to look for clues. 3. They will quickly see the bear tracks leading out the door. (or you can lead around classroom).
Development:
 1. Explain what a detective's job is and what he uses. 2. Let them get pen and paper per PRG and tell them to take notes about what we see on our hunt. 3. Lead through school or class to pre arranged sites set up as grass, river, mud, forest, snowstorm, and cave, singing the bear hunt song(remind them to take notes). 4. Lead them in variety of movements for the obstacles.
Practice:
 1. Using large flip chart start questions on what was the first thing we came across? (and so on untill you reach the bear). 2. Read the book, "Going on a Bear Hunt" and see how good they were at being detectives. 3. Try it backwards.
Accommodations:
 1. If students get done quickly let them illustrate their story.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. Walk around room helping and checking for content. 2. Let some of the students read their story aloud.
Closure:
 1. Re-read the book but this time pause before turning the page and asking if they remember what is next? 2. Let them have time with the book and watch them attempt to read it.

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