Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Montessori Philippines)

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Kindergarten / Preschool / Vorschule / Pre-Elementary Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Montessori Philippines), Montessori philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in Bob Books – A Montessori-inspired Lesson Plan for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary Students in the Philippines

Curriculum Link: This lesson plan aligns with the Philippines KCF (Kinder Curriculum Framework) for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary students, specifically focusing on the development of language and literacy skills.

Theorist Link: This lesson plan incorporates principles from Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy, emphasizing hands-on, child-centered learning experiences that promote independence, exploration, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Objective:
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the central themes in the children’s book, Bob Books.
2. Develop language and literacy skills through engaging activities related to the book.
3. Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking through hands-on exploration and problem-solving tasks.

Materials:
1. Bob Books (appropriate for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary level)
2. Chart paper and markers
3. Storytelling props (e.g., puppets, felt characters)
4. Art supplies (e.g., crayons, colored pencils, markers, construction paper)
5. Scissors and glue
6. Montessori-inspired manipulatives (e.g., letter tiles, sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet)

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes)
a. Begin the lesson by gathering students in a circle and introducing the book, Bob Books.
b. Show the cover of the book and ask students to make predictions about the story based on the illustrations.
c. Explain that today, they will explore the central themes in the book and engage in various activities related to the story.

2. Storytelling and Discussion (15 minutes)
a. Read aloud the selected Bob Books story, using expressive voice and gestures.
b. Encourage students to actively listen and engage in discussions about the story’s central themes.
c. Use storytelling props to enhance comprehension and encourage participation.

3. Theme Identification (10 minutes)
a. Display chart paper and write the central themes of the story at the top.
b. Engage students in a brainstorming session to identify and discuss the themes.
c. Write down their ideas on the chart paper, encouraging them to express their thoughts and opinions.

4. Language and Literacy Activities (20 minutes)
a. Letter Recognition: Provide Montessori-inspired manipulatives (e.g., letter tiles, sandpaper letters) for students to explore and match the letters from the story.
b. Word Building: Use moveable alphabet or letter tiles to help students create words from the story. Encourage them to sound out the letters and blend them to form words.
c. Sight Words: Identify sight words from the story and create flashcards. Engage students in a game of sight word recognition and matching.
d. Story Retelling: Divide students into small groups and provide each group with a set of picture cards representing key events from the story. Encourage them to work together to retell the story using the pictures.

5. Art and Creativity (15 minutes)
a. Provide art supplies and ask students to create their own illustrations or scenes from the story.
b. Encourage them to use their imagination and creativity while drawing and coloring.
c. Display their artwork in the classroom to celebrate their efforts and promote a sense of pride.

6. Conclusion and Reflection (10 minutes)
a. Gather students back in the circle and ask them to share their favorite part of the lesson.
b. Recap the central themes discussed during the lesson and ask students to reflect on how they relate to their own lives.
c. Provide an opportunity for students to ask questions or share any additional thoughts.

Assessment:
1. Informal assessment can be conducted throughout the lesson by observing students’ active participation, engagement, and understanding of the central themes.
2. Evaluate students’ language and literacy skills through their ability to recognize letters, build words, and retell the story using picture cards.
3. Assess students’ creativity and critical thinking skills by reviewing their artwork and listening to their reflections during the conclusion.

Extension Activities:
1. Encourage students to create their own Bob Books-inspired stories, using their newly acquired language and literacy skills.
2. Organize a Bob Books-themed book club, where students can take turns reading and discussing different stories from the series.
3. Collaborate with the school library to create a Bob Books reading corner, where students can explore and enjoy other books from the series.

Note: Adapt the duration of each activity based on the attention span and developmental needs of the students

Country

Philippines

Framework

KCF (Philippines)

Theorist

Maria Montessori

Subject

Books

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