LESSON TWO: Using a Story Map to Identify Story Elements
The teacher does a picture walk and the students retell The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The students, with teacher assistance, identify the story elements and complete a story map.
R1H: Develop and demonstrate with assistance, post-reading skills after reading or read-alouds to respond to text—questions to clarify, retell, illustrate, and re-enact stories.
R2C: Uses details form text to identify story elements (main characters and problem).
Sources of Literature
§ The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle or Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards or similar text
§ Chart paper
Make mental notes of students who participated in the discussion of the story elements, which will be recorded later in anecdotal notes and on a checklist of all unit objectives. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students who participated in the discussion of the story elements. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in read aloud area and gain attention of students by using a class signal.
2. Review the title of the book and the author/illustrator.
3. Do a picture walk and students retell the story.
4. After reading the story, review story elements and record student responses under each story element on the story map. Hang chart in room as resource.
Who are the characters in this story?
Where is the story happening? (setting)
What are the problems in the story?
How are the problems solved?
5. Conclude that we have found all the parts of a fiction book.