Put the students in groups to
talk about/share what they
think the story is about,
based on the illustrations.
Now turn to your desk partner and
share what you wrote.
Compare/contrast your story to your
partner’s story. You can see how the
perspective of your partner is
different from yours.
Gather on the carpet, and
read the story to the entire
Ok class, the 5 minutes are up. You
have five minutes to sit on the carpet
with listening ears!
Ask the students what
surprised them and if their
stories were similar to the
Whose story was similar to the actual
story? What was different about your
story and the real story? (Students
continue sharing and asking each other
for each page.
Go to the carpet and listen to the
story reflecting on what they
thought was going to happen in
The students will be silent on the carpet
listening to the story. They will also need
to be thinking about what they said for
each page of the story and comparing it
with their own thoughts.
Openly discuss what they
thought was going to happen vs.
what actually happen. Say what
they were expecting vs. what
Students will raise their hand silently to
share with the class what they thought
what happened and what actually
happened. They will continue this until
the teacher dismisses them into their
Go back to their original groups
with their Venn Diagram and
complete it with their thoughts v.
what happened. Also include
how what they thought and what
happened was similar.
Students will look over their worksheet
and read all the directions before starting.
They will then write down on their Venn
Diagram what they thought, what
happened in the story, and how what they
thought and the story were alike.
Work diligently on their Venn
Diagram without disturbing
Students will continue working on the
Venn Diagram silently and working hard
to do their best on the worksheet.
Students will listen to the
teacher as she explains the
homework for this lesson and
when the test is for the story and
vocab words that they had just
gone over that day. They will
need to review the worksheet
given to them when the y go
life that is not very involved can
struggle with the concept of
studying at home. Homework is
a hard thing for them, but with
after school programs or
determination the homework can
be complete. If the student
cannot find the will of studying
at home the concepts were
reviewed several times during
the lesson and could prepare the
student for the test the next day.