1. Topic-
Story Sequencing
2. Content-
Standard 1: Reading & Responding
#8 - Identify basic story elements, including simple plot sequences, setting, and simple character descriptions in a favorite story using pictures and/or oral responses (ELA-1-E4)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to identify classic Christmas Poem. "The Night Before Christmas".
2.Students will be able to sequence the major events in the poem.

3. Students will be able to recognize basic color words.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will listen to the poem.
2.Students will sequence the events by putting pictures in the right order.
3. Students will color the decorations on a Christmas Tree coloring sheet using the correct colors.
5. Materials and Aids-
Two versions of "The Night Before Christmas". CD and player for one of the books. Pictures to sequence, and color sheets.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Ask students what they traditionally do on the night before Christmas.
2. Let several students share.
3. Summarize traditions that are in the poem.

B. Development-

1. Read "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
2. Show Little Critter's Night Before Christmas. Compare and Contrast two books.
3. Let students listen to the CD of Little Critter's Night Before Christmas.

C. Practice-

1. Review with students the main events in both of the stories.
2. Show the pictures to the students.
3. Ask students to describe each picture.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Have a few students take turns and put the pictures in the correct sequence.
2. Have the class check to see if they agree with the sequence.
3. Review color words on the color sheet.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students can ask classmates for help during the sequencing.
2. Students can ask classmates for help reading the color words on the Christmas Tree Sheet.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Observe the students when they are sequencing the pictures.
2. Observe students when coloring the words on the color sheet.

G. Closure-

1. Review with students that they have listened to a very old and famous Christmas poem.
2. Invite them to share times in the future when they may hear this poem again.
7. Evaluation-
1. I can observe how the students sequence the pictures on the chart.
2. I can observe how well they read color words by checking their Christmas Tree Sheet.

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