The Puddle Lesson: More Story Elements
Objective: students discuss the elements needed to make a story.
Students work with physical shapes as they play a puddle who wants to be round like the sun. The students are asked to identify the character, plot, conflict, setting and message of the story (part of the first grade objectives). This lesson uses the story of the same name -- download The Puddle from our story library to complete the lesson. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the First Grade Curriculum and can 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.