Lesson Plan

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

In this lesson, students will work on sequencing events, recognizing action verbs, manipulating inflectional endings, and identifying story elements using the book 'The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything'
Whitney R.
Afterschool program educator
FSU
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
Objectives
  • The students will be able to identify elements of a story (character, setting, etc.). 
  • The students will be able to retell the story by sequencing the events.
  • The students will be able to identify action verbs.
  • The students will be able to identify and manipulate the inflectional endings on commonly found root words. 
Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 1
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

Activity: Reading

To gain students attention, there will a pair of shoes, a pair of pants, a shirt, a pair of gloves, a hat, and a pumpkin scattered throughout the room. 

Student Instructions

Students will be asked to wander through the classroom looking for the mystery items. They will then think-pair-share with their neighbor about what they think the mystery items mean. 

2 Direct Instruction (Day One)

Activity: Reading

Read aloud The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything  by Linda Williams, Illustrated by Megan Lloyd. 

3 Guided Practice (Day Two)

  • Review story using YouTube, either read aloud or song.
  • Conduct mini lesson on inflectional endings.
Student Instructions
  • In partners, students will manipulate words with inflectional endings using the ABC Magnetic app.

4 Independent Practice

  • Review elements of a story, action verbs, and the story The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Student Instructions

Create own story using Toontastic, incorporating story elements and action verbs using correct inflectional endings.