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West Virginia University Teacher Education

Preservice Teacher: Ashlee Mongold and Elizabeth Holabaugh


Grade level/Age:First Grade

Time of Day: ___________________________


Subject: Reading and Language Arts and Music

Signature for Approval: _______________________________________

Learning Focus: (What will students learn during this lesson?)

Co-teaching Strategy: _______________________________________________________________________

Materials: (including media and technology if appropriate)

  • Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car (Christelow, E. 2000)

  • Internet access (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L6e0mwbGXw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMaPTZdwjPE&feature=related)

  • Pencils

  • Paper

  • Book Box with pictures (check, crocodile, car, monkey)

Prerequisites: (What should students already know or be able to do? How will you determine that?)
  • Students should be able to participate in a read-aloud.

  • Students should be able to participate in a singing activity.

  • Students should be able to participate in a class discussion.

Learner Differences: (Without identifying individuals, what learning differences – including special needs and diversity – are present in this class?)
State Standards and Objectives: (Include State Technology Standards if appropriate.)


Content: http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/csos.html

Objectives: (What will students know and be able to do? State in measurable, observable terms, identifying what behavior will denote mastery.)

The students will:

Assessment: (Assessments must match objectives. How will you know that students achieved each objective?)

The students will:


Make text-to-self connections (e.g., events, characters, conflicts).

answer questions and give responses to the story.


listen, recite and respond to familiar stories, poems, nursery rhymes, songs and stories with repeated patterns (e.g., retell in sequence, relate information to own life, describe character – setting – plot, engage in creative and dramatic play, imagine beyond the story).

create their own song and share with the class.


Participate in singing a variety of songs.

Students will sing along with the youtube videos and sing the song that they create.

21st Century Standards: http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.14_ne.pdf

21st Century learning skills:

21st Century tech tools:

Standard 1: Information and communication skills

Standard 2: Thinking and Reasoning Skills

Standard 3: Personal and Workplace Skills


For each procedure listed below, describe in detail how you will modify instruction for the diverse learners in your class.

Introduction (How will you, the teacher, get students interested in the lesson?)

  1. From the book box, take one object out individually and ask students how they think it might relate to the story. Have students verbalize their opinions and discuss. Ask “what do you think is going to happen to the monkeys?” Allow for some responses. “Let’s read to find out what happens to the five little monkeys when they wash the car.”

2. Read the story and ask questions throughout. . After reading the page ask the students the questions.

After reading pages 5,7, 11, 19, and 23 ask, “what do you think the monkey is going to do?”

After reading page 15 ask, “who said that?”

After reading page 25 ask, “what do the crocodiles need?”

After reading page 31 ask, “what do you think the crocodiles are going to do with the car?”

3. After reading the story ask the given questions. “Have you ever washed a car? (text to self connection) Why do people paint old things? Why did the crocodiles like the old car? Are some people happy with old things? Who? Why?Does this story remind you of any other books/stories/movies? (Hop On Pop, any other rhyming books) (text to text connection).”

Development (What will you do? What will students do? Include your teaching strategies, management strategies and transitions.)

  1. Tell the students that they are going to watch two short music videos, on youtube, that relate to the characters in the story. Encourage the students to sing along with the songs.

  2. After showing both videos ask, “what did you think of the music? Did you like it? Could you dance to it?”

Closure (How will you bring closure to the lesson?)

Have children to come up with their own songs that could go along with the book or characters. Give them time to work on them in class and then have the children to share their songs if they like. Give children some kind of format for their song. Fill-in-the-blank with a word bank

Extension Activity:

Take the class to the music room and allow for them to use certain instruments to go along with their songs.

Revised 1/27/10

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