Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Reggio USA)

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Preschool / Pre-Primary / Nursery / Pre-Kindergarten Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Reggio USA), Reggio philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in Bob Books through Reggio Emilia Approach

Grade Level: Preschool / Pre-Primary / Nursery / Pre-Kindergarten
Subject: Language Arts
Duration: 2-3 weeks (10-15 lessons)

– Students will develop an understanding of the central themes in the children’s book, Bob Books, through hands-on activities and exploration.
– Students will enhance their language skills, including vocabulary, reading, and comprehension.
– Students will engage in creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.

Curriculum Standards:
– USA Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF):
– Language and Literacy: Reading
– Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.
– Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
– Understand that print carries meaning.
– Demonstrate understanding of basic book and print concepts.
– Language and Literacy: Writing
– Use drawing, dictating, and writing to compose and share thoughts.
– Approaches to Learning
– Demonstrate curiosity, engagement, and persistence.
– Solve problems and think critically.
– Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.

Theorist: Reggio Emilia Approach
– The Reggio Emilia approach emphasizes child-led, experiential learning, where children are active participants in their own learning process.
– The approach values the importance of the environment, collaboration, and the arts in fostering children’s creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

– Bob Books series (selected books)
– Art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
– Construction paper
– Scissors
– Glue
– Chart paper
– Storytelling props (puppets, felt characters, etc.)
– Dramatic play materials (dress-up clothes, props, etc.)
– Various objects related to the central themes in Bob Books (e.g., toy animals, vehicles, household items, etc.)
– Digital devices (optional) for virtual exploration of Bob Books resources


1. Introduction (1 lesson)
– Begin by introducing the central themes in Bob Books, such as animals, family, school, and everyday objects.
– Read aloud a selected Bob Book, engaging students in discussions about the characters, settings, and events.
– Display the Bob Books series and explain that students will be exploring these books throughout the unit.

2. Exploring Characters and Settings (2-3 lessons)
– Provide students with various storytelling props and encourage them to retell the story from the Bob Book read in the introduction.
– Create a class chart to record the characters and settings from the Bob Books series.
– Engage students in dramatic play, using dress-up clothes and props to act out scenes from the books.
– Encourage students to draw or paint their favorite characters or settings from the Bob Books.

3. Vocabulary Building (2-3 lessons)
– Select a Bob Book that introduces new vocabulary words.
– Create a vocabulary word wall, adding new words as they are encountered in the Bob Books.
– Engage students in activities such as matching games, sorting objects, or creating collages using pictures of the vocabulary words.
– Encourage students to use the new vocabulary words in their daily conversations and during group discussions.

4. Reading and Comprehension (3-4 lessons)
– Read aloud a Bob Book, modeling reading strategies such as tracking words, using picture clues, and sounding out letters.
– Provide students with individual copies of the same Bob Book and guide them in reading independently or in small groups.
– Engage students in discussions about the story, asking questions about the characters, events, and their own connections to the text.
– Encourage students to create their own mini-books, using the structure and style of the Bob Books.

5. Extension Activities (2-3 lessons)
– Select a Bob Book that focuses on a specific theme, such as animals or school.
– Set up learning centers related to the theme, including art, sensory, and dramatic play activities.
– Provide students with opportunities to explore and manipulate objects related to the theme, encouraging them to make connections to the Bob Books.
– Document students’ learning experiences through photographs, videos, and written observations.

6. Culminating Activity (1 lesson)
– Invite families to a Bob Books celebration, where students showcase their learning experiences and creations.
– Set up stations where students can read their mini-books, retell stories using props, and engage in collaborative activities related to the central themes.
– Encourage families to participate in the activities and engage in conversations about their child’s learning journey.

– Ongoing observations and anecdotal notes during class discussions, activities, and independent work.
– Review of students’ mini-books, drawings, and other creations related to the Bob Books.
– Informal assessments of students’ vocabulary usage, reading progress, and comprehension skills during discussions and independent reading.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan as needed to meet the specific needs and interests of your students






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