Early Childhood Literature Brindy Klym LAE4414 Lesson designed for grade 1
Pattern Books! Also know as “predictable books.” Pattern books allow young readers to anticipate what is coming next in the story. Early readers can read along to these types of books.
Pre-Reading I will begin by explaining the lifecycle of a butterfly, (introducing the new terms to the students that they will need to be familiar with for the story. ) The room will be decorated with these new terms, (caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies) for the students to observe. We will also review the days of the week together as a class before beginning the story.
Reading First, I simply read the book to the children while tracing the words and pointing out the pictures. Next, I read the book again and had the students read along with me. Finally, I read the book to the students and had them act out the stages of the butterfly.
Post-Reading After we have read the story, students will be familiar with the lifecycle of the butterfly. They will individually create their own page of a book which depicts the physical changes that a caterpillar goes through in becoming a butterfly. They will be able to use colors and be creative while designing their projects.
Sources Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books, 1987. http://www.mrsmcgowan.com/books/predictable.htm http://images.learningresources.com/images/products/en_us/detail/prod1801_dt.jpg