Henry and Beezus Lesson Plan

Grade: 3rd
Time: 25 minutes
Subject/Topic: Language Arts
Objective: Students will learn sequencing from Henry and Beezus.
·         Story Question Ball
·         Henry and Beezus sequence strips
·         Story worksheet
Introduction: Have the students sit on the floor in a circle. Ask them to remember back to the story they read about Henry and Beezus. Have the students stand up and show them the question ball.
1.      Throw the ball to one of the students and tell them whatever their right hand lands on they have to answer.
2.      Have them throw the ball back to you and throw it to someone else. Make sure the ball comes back to the teacher every time.
3.      Questions include setting, characters, etc.
4.      Show the worksheet up on the doc cam and explain what they will be doing. Write in the copyright spot so they don’t have to look for it in the book. Ask them what are the sequence words they have used before? (First, next, then, finally, last)
5.      Have the students grab a celebrate book if they need it and go back to their desks.
6.      Give the students 20-25 minutes to finish the worksheet. Have them turn it in to the hand-in basket.
7.      Have the students sit back on the floor and group them in 3s. Show the sequence strips on the doc cam. Ask the students what sequencing means (to put something in order).
8.      Tell the students that there are three characters in each sequence strip group. Each person will be in charge of one. You will need to find the three strips that go with your own character.
9.      Tell the students that all the group members should agree on the order.
10.  If time permits, have one group come up on the doc cam and share their answers.
Closure: Today we learned about sequencing but next class we will write a letter to Mr. Grumbie.
Assessment: Have the students turn in their worksheet.
Management/Transitions: Students will sit on the floor quietly then transition to their desks. Students will be seated in an appropriate spot, not by their friends to disturb the class. Management techniques will include “Give me five” and clapping.
ELL students might need an adult to read the worksheet to them.
Lower level learners will be guided in the class discussion by their peers and partners.
Higher level learners will be introduced to new, higher level vocabulary.