Lesson Plan: Startled Cats & Kittens
Lesson Plan: Startled Cats & Kittens
Grade Level: 2-3
Subject: English Language Arts
Duration: 30 minutes
Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4: Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
- Students will watch a video compilation of startled cats and kittens.
- Students will identify key details and describe the reactions of the cats and kittens in the video.
- Students will discuss and analyze how words and phrases can convey meaning and create rhythm in storytelling.
- Students will create and present their own short story or description inspired by the video.
- Video compilation of startled cats and kittens (pre-selected and age-appropriate)
- Whiteboard or chart paper
- Writing paper or notebooks
- Pencils or pens
1. Begin the lesson by asking students if they have ever been startled or surprised by something unexpected. Allow a few students to share their experiences.
2. Explain to the students that they will be watching a video compilation of startled cats and kittens, where they will see various reactions to surprising moments.
3. Show the video compilation to the class, ensuring it is age-appropriate and suitable for elementary students.
4. After watching the video, facilitate a whole-class discussion, asking students to identify key details and describe the reactions of the cats and kittens in the video. Write down their responses on the whiteboard or chart paper.
5. Discuss with the students how certain words and phrases can convey meaning and create rhythm in storytelling. Give examples of descriptive words that can be used to describe the startled cats and kittens, and how varying the pace and tone of the words can add excitement or suspense to a story.
6. Instruct the students to individually write a short story or description inspired by the video. Encourage them to use descriptive words and phrases to convey the reactions and emotions of the startled cats and kittens. Remind them to include a clear beginning, middle, and end in their writing.
7. Give students time to work on their stories or descriptions, providing support and guidance as needed.
8. Once the writing is completed, have each student share their story or description with a partner or in small groups. Encourage them to read aloud their work, focusing on using appropriate tone and rhythm in their storytelling.
9. Select a few students to share their stories or descriptions with the whole class, allowing them to present their work and receive feedback from their peers.
10. Facilitate a class discussion on the various storytelling techniques used by the students, focusing on how words and phrases were used to convey meaning, create rhythm, and engage the reader or listener.
11. Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the importance of descriptive language in storytelling and how it can bring stories to life.
- Assess students' understanding of key details, their ability to describe reactions and emotions, and their use of descriptive language by reviewing their written stories or descriptions and their participation in the class discussion.
Common Core Labels Correlations:
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