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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLANS: WEEK 22 Goldilocks and the Three Bears

January 20 Deedee 3 min read

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

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:

The Three Hares version is probably my favorite!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

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.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity! Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Retelling

We use these retelling cards for each of the versions.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Students place the cards in order (the picture below shows it being done under the document camera.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

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.

 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity! Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Comparing Goldilocks and the Three Bears Variations

After reading each version, we work on comparing the various renditions.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Additional Comprehension Strategies

We also work on inferring.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity! Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

and comparing characters!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans: Extensions

We included a few math and literacy activities to go with this book as well!  SWEET!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity! Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity! Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

Fine Motor fun too!

This is was such a fun activity to include in the learning!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!
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LESSON PLANS

You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template.  I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use).  You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first.  This way the formatting will not be off.  Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a fun fine motor activity!

 

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