Lesson Plan on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Montessori Philippines)

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Title: Exploring the Central Themes of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” – A Montessori-inspired Lesson Plan for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary Students in the Philippines

Curriculum Link:
This lesson plan aligns with the Philippines’ Kindergarten Curriculum Framework (KCF) under the subject area of Language and Literacy. It specifically focuses on the following learning areas:
1. Oral Language Development
2. Reading and Viewing
3. Writing and Representing

Theorist Link:
This lesson plan incorporates the principles and practices of Maria Montessori, an influential theorist in early childhood education. Montessori’s approach emphasizes hands-on, child-centered learning, fostering independence, and promoting a love for learning.

Objectives:
1. To develop oral language skills by engaging in discussions related to the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
2. To enhance reading and viewing skills by listening to the story and identifying letters and their sounds.
3. To promote writing and representing skills by creating individual alphabet trees.

Materials:
1. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
2. Large alphabet letters (magnetic, foam, or cardboard)
3. Manila paper or chart paper
4. Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
5. Scissors
6. Glue sticks
7. Optional: Coconut tree cutouts, coconuts, and construction paper

Procedure:

1. Introduction (5 minutes):
a. Greet the students and introduce the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
b. Show the cover of the book and ask students if they can predict what the story might be about.
c. Explain that they will be exploring the central themes of the book through various activities.

2. Reading and Discussion (10 minutes):
a. Read aloud “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to the students, using expressive voices and gestures.
b. Pause at appropriate moments to engage students in discussions about the story, such as:
– What happened to the letters in the story?
– Why did they climb the coconut tree?
– What do you think will happen next?
c. Encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas, promoting oral language development.

3. Letter Recognition and Sounds (15 minutes):
a. Display the large alphabet letters in a visible area of the classroom.
b. Invite students to take turns identifying a letter and its corresponding sound.
c. Encourage students to make connections between the letters in the book and the letters displayed.
d. Play a letter-sound game, where students take turns saying a word that starts with a specific letter.

4. Alphabet Tree Craft (20 minutes):
a. Distribute a piece of manila paper or chart paper to each student.
b. Instruct students to draw a large tree trunk and branches on their paper.
c. Provide students with the large alphabet letters and ask them to cut out the letters of their name.
d. Assist students in gluing their name letters onto the branches of their tree.
e. Encourage students to decorate their trees with markers, crayons, or colored pencils.
f. Optional: Provide coconut tree cutouts, coconuts, and construction paper for students to add to their trees.

5. Conclusion (5 minutes):
a. Gather the students together and have them share their alphabet trees with the class.
b. Recap the central themes of the book and ask students to reflect on what they learned.
c. Encourage students to take their alphabet trees home and share the story of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” with their families.

Assessment:
1. Informal assessment can be conducted throughout the lesson by observing students’ active participation, engagement in discussions, and ability to identify letters and their sounds.
2. The alphabet trees created by students can be used as a form of summative assessment, evaluating their ability to recognize and represent letters.

Extension Activities:
1. Create a class alphabet book, where each student contributes a page featuring a letter and an object that starts with that letter.
2. Act out the story of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” using props and costumes.
3. Explore other books by the same authors and compare them to “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
4. Conduct a coconut-themed sensory activity, allowing students to touch, smell, and taste coconuts.

Note: The duration of each activity can be adjusted based on the needs and attention span of the students

Country

Philippines

Framework

KCF (Philippines)

Theorist

Maria Montessori

Subject

Books

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