Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Reggio India)

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Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Reggio India), Reggio philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Where’s Spot?” – A Reggio Emilia Inspired Lesson Plan for Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Students in India

Curriculum Link: This lesson plan aligns with the India National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG students, specifically focusing on the development of language and literacy skills, cognitive development, and creative expression.

Theorist Link: This lesson plan incorporates the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, which emphasizes child-led learning, hands-on experiences, and the integration of arts and creativity into the curriculum.

Objective:
1. To develop language and literacy skills through the exploration of a children’s book.
2. To enhance cognitive development by engaging students in critical thinking and problem-solving activities.
3. To foster creativity and self-expression through art and dramatic play.
4. To promote social-emotional development by encouraging collaboration and communication among students.

Materials:
1. “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill
2. Large chart paper and markers
3. Art supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
4. Puppets or stuffed animals representing the characters in the book
5. Props related to the story (e.g., a toy bone, a blanket, a ball)

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
a. Begin by gathering students in a circle and introduce the book “Where’s Spot?” Explain that it is a story about a puppy named Spot who goes on an adventure.
b. Show the book cover and ask students to make predictions about the story. Encourage them to share their thoughts and ideas.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
a. Read the book aloud, using expressive voice and gestures to engage students.
b. Pause at key moments in the story to ask questions and encourage discussion. For example, “Where do you think Spot might be hiding?” or “What do you think will happen next?”
c. Encourage students to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to predict and interpret the story.

3. Art Exploration (20 minutes):
a. Provide art supplies and invite students to create their own illustrations of Spot or their favorite scene from the book.
b. Encourage students to use different colors and textures to express their creativity.
c. Display the artwork on a classroom bulletin board or create a class book with the illustrations.

4. Dramatic Play (15 minutes):
a. Set up a dramatic play area with props related to the story, such as a blanket, a toy bone, and a ball.
b. Provide puppets or stuffed animals representing the characters in the book.
c. Encourage students to reenact the story using the props and puppets, allowing them to take on different roles and engage in imaginative play.

5. Reflection and Extension (10 minutes):
a. Gather students back in a circle and ask them to share their artwork and dramatic play experiences.
b. Discuss the central themes of the story, such as family, friendship, and problem-solving.
c. Encourage students to reflect on their own experiences and connections to the story.
d. Provide extension activities, such as writing or dictating a short story about their own adventure with Spot or creating a class book with their stories.

Assessment:
1. Observe students’ engagement and participation during the reading and discussion.
2. Assess students’ artwork based on their creativity, use of colors, and ability to represent the story visually.
3. Observe students’ involvement and role-playing skills during the dramatic play activity.
4. Assess students’ ability to reflect on the central themes of the story and make connections to their own lives.

Note: This lesson plan can be adapted and modified based on the specific needs and abilities of the students

Country

India

Framework

NCF (India)

Theorist

Reggio Emilia

Subject

Books

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