Week 2 – Assignment
Story Element Lesson Plan
Chapter 4 of your text provides an in-depth look at the elements that help make up a good children’s book. For this assignment, you will create a lesson plan devoted to one of those key elements. You will first decide on a grade level to teach this lesson to. Next, choose a story that you feel is developmentally appropriate for that grade level. Then, plan a lesson that utilizes that story. Your lesson needs to focus on introducing or teaching one of the story elements shared in Chapter 4 such as: character, plot, setting, theme, or even beginning, middle, or end. In Week 5, you will be building upon this lesson plan to create a week long unit, so please consider what you would like the theme of your unit to be when you are choosing a piece of literature for this lesson. For this assignment, you have two options:
Option One: You can produce a 10-minute video of yourself teaching this lesson. Within the video, explain which guidelines for evaluating children’s literature you took into account for this lesson. You will upload your video to YouTube (or similar site) and submit a Word document that includes the following:
Option Two: You can create a three- to four-page Word document. If you choose to create a word document, it must include the following:
Whichever option you choose, provide your instructor with access to your work by uploading all the necessary links and/or text in a document. Be sure that you are utilizing appropriate 6th edition APA formatting for all written material. You must reference one scholarly source in addition to the course text.
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