Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade.
Students always love the stories of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It is a great opportunity to do a little story comparison in our Engaging Readers units.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans: The Books
We used three versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears for this unit of study:
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Carolyn Bruehner
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall
- Goldilocks and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini
The Three Hares version is probably my favorite!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans: Reading Comprehension Lessons
We start this Engaging Readers Unit off by visualizing! I love looking at the students’ illustrations. As primary teachers, we sometimes forget to be explicit with this comprehension strategy. After all, these are picture books, so students can just look at the illustrators’ version… right? But what happens when students move into chapter books? Have they developed this comprehension “muscle?” Please don’t skip this strategy. In fact, when I taught reading intervention to fourth graders, this was one strategy that was underdeveloped for those who struggled with comprehension. It is so important, don’t skip it.
We use these retelling cards for each of the versions.
Students place the cards in order (the picture below shows it being done under the document camera.
After the cards are in order, students get with their partner and practice orally retelling the story. This is a great oral language opportunity. For kindergarten and first grade students, they have the picture illustrations to look at should they get stuck. (Second-grade students have text to refer to.)
Once they have had the chance to retell the story for a few minutes, then students complete the retelling activity in their notebook.
Comparing Goldilocks and the Three Bears Variations
After reading each version, we work on comparing the various renditions.
Additional Comprehension Strategies
We also work on inferring.
and comparing characters!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans: Extensions
We included a few math and literacy activities to go with this book as well! SWEET!
Fine Motor fun too!
This is was such a fun activity to include in the learning!
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