The story will be presented as a whole group shared reading for the first time.
Ask them to create a venn-diagram comparing and contrasting Ferdinand with other character in the story or self
One of the five men
This activity may be down individually or in small groups.
This shows that some individuals have similarities and differences with each other and that is acceptable.
Revisit intended learning outcome: “Today we learned that we are all individuals. Each individual has similarities and differences when compared to another individual.”
Look at the venn-diagram and check for understanding.
An equals sign on a stick- This will be passed around during the next week or two. When a student sees something that is similar between themselves and another student they can pass the sign on. They can also pass the sign on if they notice a positive difference between themselves and another student.
Game board Ideas:
Choose a place marker.
Place the marker on or near the head of the bumble bee.
Select a card from the pile.
Solve the math problem.
Move forward with each correct answer.
Start with the player with the biggest shoe size.
Then continue to the player on the right.
See how many times you can travel up and down the bumble bee.
*cards may be replaced according to what the students are learning*