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lesson 1
1 hour

The Lion and the Mouse


Students will:
• Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and
• understanding (RL.P.10)
• Describe an event that has already taken place outside the immediate
• place and time (SL.P.4)
• With prompting and support, ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about “The Lion and the Mouse” (RL.P.1, RL.P.3, SL.P.2, L.P.1d)
• Assume the perspective of the lion and express different possibilities, imaginary or realistic (SL.P.6)
• Understand and use complex sentences with clauses introduced by because (L.P.1f)
• Express a personal opinion (SL.P.6)

The Activity Pages contain various activities for students to complete in class or at home with their families.

The Big Book - during the Classic Tales read-alouds, students will have opportunities to interact with the printed texts of these stories through reading from the Classic Tales Big Book.

The Flip Book contains a collection of images that accompany the read-alouds found in the Teacher Guide.

The Image Cards are used to aid discussion in Skills and Listening & Learning instruction.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Classic Tales Domain. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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