Growing Independency and Fluency

**Let’s Help the Bears**

Rationale: Students will seek answers to
the 5 W’s and H—who, what, when, where, why, and how. Students
will
come up with solutions to the problem. Students will develop a
plan
for the solution.

Materials: Goldilocks by Janice Russell, paper and pencils for the children

Procedures:

1. Introduce 5 W’s and H. Start the
lesson by asking the class what they would do if they found a stranger
had been in their house. Next, tell the class to listen closely
as
I read “Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While reading the story,
stop and ask what will happen next and why.

2. “Ok class, is there a problem in this
story and with whom?” “Let’s help the bears solve their
problem.”
“Let’s pretend we are newspaper reporters and we need to gather the
facts
of this problem.” “We need to answer hose six important questions.

3. After we have gone over these facts,
have the students “help” the bears by posing a problem statement:
“How might Papa, Mama, and Baby bear keep Goldilocks away from their
home?”

4. Students will come up with ideas to the bear’s
problem. After the students have determined the best solution,
they
can devise a plan to stop Goldilocks. They can do this with
writing
and illustrations.

5. Review with the students the three elements
of problem solving: 1.Identify the problem 2.Produce ideas 3. Evaluate
and implement solutions and relate these back to Goldilocks.

6. Allow the children to read another fairy
tale and then answer the 5 W’s and H.

Assessment: Note the students’ participation during the discussion of “Goldilocks” and the number of ideas the students come up with to help solve the problem. When children read new books, have the answer the 5 W’s and H to see if they learned.

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