Lesson Plan on Love You Forever (Montessori Philippines)

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Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Love You Forever” – 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. Listening and Speaking
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 learning, independence, and respect for the child’s individuality and interests.

Objectives:
1. To develop listening and speaking skills through active participation in discussions related to the central themes of the book.
2. To enhance reading and viewing skills by engaging in shared reading activities and exploring illustrations.
3. To foster creativity and self-expression through art and writing activities inspired by the book.
4. To promote empathy and understanding of emotions by reflecting on the characters’ experiences in the story.
5. To encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills by analyzing the story’s central themes.

Materials:
1. “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
2. Chart paper and markers
3. Art supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
4. Construction paper
5. Scissors
6. Glue sticks
7. Writing paper
8. Pencils

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
a. Begin by gathering the students in a circle and introduce the book “Love You Forever.”
b. Show the cover and ask students to make predictions about the story based on the title and illustrations.
c. Explain that the book explores important themes such as love, family, and growing up.

2. Shared Reading (15 minutes):
a. Read the book aloud, pausing occasionally to discuss the illustrations and ask questions about the story.
b. Encourage students to actively participate by sharing their thoughts and feelings about the events and characters.

3. Discussion and Reflection (15 minutes):
a. Lead a group discussion about the central themes in the book, such as love, family, and the passage of time.
b. Use chart paper to record students’ ideas and thoughts.
c. Discuss how the characters’ actions and emotions relate to their own lives.

4. Art Activity – “Family Portraits” (20 minutes):
a. Provide each student with a sheet of construction paper and art supplies.
b. Instruct students to draw a picture of their family, including themselves.
c. Encourage creativity and self-expression while discussing the importance of family.

5. Writing Activity – “My Love Story” (20 minutes):
a. Distribute writing paper and pencils to each student.
b. Ask students to write or dictate a short story about someone they love and why.
c. Encourage students to use descriptive language and express their emotions.

6. Conclusion (10 minutes):
a. Gather the students back in a circle and ask them to share their artwork and stories.
b. Facilitate a brief reflection on the central themes explored in the book and how they relate to their own lives.
c. Reinforce the importance of love, family, and growing up.

Assessment:
1. Observations: Monitor students’ active participation during discussions, engagement in art and writing activities, and their ability to express their thoughts and emotions.
2. Artwork and Writing: Assess students’ creativity, use of descriptive language, and understanding of the central themes through their family portraits and love stories.
3. Group Discussion: Evaluate students’ ability to reflect on the central themes and make connections to their own lives.

Extension Activities:
1. Role Play: Encourage students to act out scenes from the book, exploring different emotions and relationships.
2. Music and Movement: Create a dance or movement routine inspired by the book’s themes, incorporating gestures and expressions.
3. Community Connection: Invite family members or community members to share their own stories about love and family with the students.

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

Country

Philippines

Framework

KCF (Philippines)

Theorist

Maria Montessori

Subject

Books

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