Lesson Plan: Animal Study

For Grades K to 2: This lesson gives students an opportunity to create fictional animal stories while incorporating real facts they have gathered from research.

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Subject: Reading Workshop or Science
Target Skills: Realistic Fiction Story Development
Goal: Students will produce clear and coherent animal stories while integrating real facts about animals.

The lesson plan includes:

LESSON PLAN
Animal Study: Outline, Procedure, Adaptations/Modifications, Assessment, Activity Expansion

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STORYBOARDS
Li’l Stories storyboard templates are designed to help organize and guide students through formulating their ideas into a fluid story.

Storyboard_AnimalStudyB

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CUSTOM STORYBOARDS WITH PRE-FILLED INPUTS
Elephant, Lion, Penguin, Platypus, Monkey

Resources_PDF_AnimalStudy_2 Resources_PDF_AnimalStudy_3

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TEACHERS’S GUIDE WITH ACTIVITY IDEAS, CURRICULUM MAP
Our teacher’s guide describes the Li’l Stories framework and materials in detail. It includes activity ideas, implementation tips, the curriculum map, and its alignment to common core.

Resources_PDF_TeachersGuideResources_CurriculumMap

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LI’L STORIES CONTENT CARDS: ANIMAL STUDY
The set includes fact cards (elephant, platypus, penguin, lion, monkey) and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas.

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LI’L STORIES CONTENT CARDS: STORY ELEMENTS
The set includes story elements (character, setting, plot, and story sequence) question triggers to help students get started in thinking about developing their ideas for new stories.

Cards_StoryElements


INSTRUCTIONS
• Download lesson plan
• Print teacher’s guide, storyboards and curriculum map on 11” by 17” sheets of paper.
• Print content cards on 8 1/2” by 11” sheets of paper, fold along the dashed line and laminate.
• Use 2″ by 2″ Post-its if you’d like students to be able to edit their stories.