Randolph Lesson: Story Elements
Objective: students explain elements that create a story.
Randolph is a bear who is not ready to hibernate, so he goes on a journey through his environment. This lesson takes students deeper into discussion about story elements as well as needs of living things – a great science connection. Students continue their discussion about audience and analyze story structure (part of the first grade objectives). We designed this lesson around the story of the same name -- download the Randolph story from the story library to complete the lesson. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the First Grade Curriculum can also be used for Kindergarten.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our First Grade Curriculum.