Reflection: Rigor Going on a Bear Hunt - Section 2: Reading the Story


Learning to identify the key details in a story for an accurate retell can be difficult.  I like to begin teaching these standards by using fun texts that include student involvement.  This story was great for oral repetition and for movement.  The story line is easy and fun.  My students love the part where we say, "I'm not scared."  We all love to be brave.  It took time to ask the 5 W's on each page.  Maybe I did not need to do that, but I thought my students were so caught up in the story line that they would have fun in the practice.  In kindergarten the expectations have become so INTENSE!  But I have found that if I apply the standards to a fun text and really ham it up, my students can actually meet the expectations.  Of course there are varying levels of meeting the expectations.  I accept and praise all work if it was their best. This lesson helps lay the foundation for first grade expectations.

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Going on a Bear Hunt

Unit 3: Animal Adventures
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT engage in class discussions where they will ask and answer questions about story details and produce a narrative paper.

Big Idea: We will identify all the details and events of the story by asking and answering questions then write about one of the story events.

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