Lesson Plan #: AELP-RDG0025
Submitted by: Renee K. Weinstein
School/University/Affiliation: St. Joseph’s College, Hartford, CT
Date: November 20, 1998
Grade Level(s): 1
- Language Arts/Reading
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Description: Developmental reading for elementary students. Comparing and contrasting the two stories using a Venn diagram.
Goals: Using a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two versions of a story.
Objectives: Knowledge: The students will have prior knowledge of the story the The Three Little Pigs and some of the students may know the sequel The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf.
Attitude(s): The children may be curious as to what the sequel to The Three Little Pigs is about. Some of the children may be excited because they can recognize some of the words and read along.
Skill(s): When the children leave the classroom today they will be able to:
Materials: Two stories:
- The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs By Jon Sciezka
- The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
- Wipe board and erasable marker
Application: Content: Read the two stories (10 min.)
Assessment: Formative: Have the student create a Venn diagram on their own by comparing themselves to the person next to them. Summative: During the students next chapter review for another subject like science or social studies have the students create a Venn Diagram. Rationale: I developed this lesson because Venn Diagrams are useful graphic organizers for comparing, contrasting and showing the similarities of two items. This technique helps students see the information in a clear and orderly way. I selected the two versions of The Three Little Pigs to introduce this strategy because they are fun stories and the material fits nicely into a Venn Diagram.