1. Topic-
Character, Setting, Supporting Details
2. Content-
Who: Character
Where: Setting
Why: Supporting Details
Kindness: How to show people you care
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.The students will listen to the story The Mitten Tree read aloud to them 2 times.
2.The students will be able to give a sentence about something they can do to be kind to others.
4. Objectives-
1. The students will be able to name the important characters in the story.
2. The students will be able to state the problem and solution in the story.
3. The students will be able to write a sentence about how they can be kind to others on a mitten.
5. Materials and Aids-
Smart Board and computer
The book :The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen
A cut out mitten for each student
Pencils, crayons and glue for all students
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Look at cover of the story, what do you think this story will be about?
2. We will also discuss what season this story took place in and why they think so.
3. Ask the students if anyone has ever done anything nice or kind for them. Ask them what that was.

B. Development-

1. As we read the story, The Mitten Tree, I will ask the students where the students mittens are coming from.
2. Each time we read further, we will discuss what they think the kids will do in the story.
3. We will discuss what the kids could do to make the older lady happy and to be kind back to her.

C. Practice-

1. We will discuss how it feels inside when the students have something nice or kind done for them.
2. During the day, we will provide random acts of kindness to students in our class and other classes.
3. The students will write a sentence on a mitten for something they can do to be kind to other people.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Ask the students who are the main characters in the story.
2. Ask the students what is the problem with the little boy in the beginning of the story.
3. Ask the students how the boys' problem was solved. Also, have the students write a sentence about a kind deed they can do.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. For students who have a difficult time writing, I will write it on a sheet of paper and they will copy it.
2. For my students who are not able to think about a kind deed, we will brainstorm a list as a class.
3. I will also draw lines on the mittens for my students who sometimes write their words too big.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. I will individually ask each student who the characters were in the story. I will ask them what the boys problem was and how his problem was solved.
2. I will ask students what it means to be kind to someone.

G. Closure-

1. During the week, I will be watching the students in my class to see it they are performing acts of kindness to others in our class and other places.
2. We will also discuss how we feel others will react to our acts of kindness.
7. Evaluation-
1. Characters/Problem/Solution
2. Kindness

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