Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- make inferences about the pets and characters in Hoodwinked
- answer questions about Hoodwinked when prompted
- count money in a simulated pet shop
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
- copy of Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
- construction paper including the color brown
- Create a word wall of the vocabulary words and review the vocabulary with students before starting the lesson.
- Now, show the book to the class and asking them to identify the pets on the cover.
- Then explain Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard is about a little girl who wants a creepy pet.
- Now read the story and ask these questions throughout or at the end:
- What are some of the creepy things Mitzi owns when the story begins?
- What did Mitzi want and where does she decide to go?
- How does Mitzi travel to the pet shop?
- Based on the broom stick, what can we assume about Mitzi?
- Describe the pet shop lady.
- Do you think she is a witch?
- Is she nice or mean? Explain.
- Which pet does Mitzi choose first?
- Did Mitzi like the toad? Why or why not?
- Why did Mitzi choose the bats?
- How many did she buy?
- Did the bats act the way she wanted? Explain.
- What type of creepy pets did Mitzi's family own?
- Who scratched at Mitzi's back door?
- Why did she tell the kitten it could only stay one night?
- What did Mitzi decide to do with the kitten? Why?
- What was the kitten's name?
- Ask students if they have any questions before moving on to the activity.
- Begin this activity by asking students if they own any pets? If so, allow them to share their pet's name.
- Now explain that students will play the role of Mitzi and get a chance to shop at the pet store and buy their favorite pet.
- Shoulder pair students and distribute a brown piece of construction paper and black crayon to each.
- Ask each pair to make five circles on their construction paper, decorate the inside, and then cut out each circle. Provide help as needed.
- The circles will be used as pennies in the activity. Collect them and place on your desk.
- Now ask each pair to draw one of the pets in the story. You may assign pets to eliminate duplication.
- After each pair is finished, help write the name of the pet and a price on their paper. Ensure the price does not exceed $.05.
- Now place all the drawings on the table and complete the following steps:
- Mix the pennies and give $.05 to each pair.
- Allow students to complete a gallery walk in the pet store to observe all the drawings.
- Help students identify the pets by name and their price.
- Allow each pair to choose a pet and count the amount of money to purchase.
- Then ask each pair to return to their desk, name their pet and discuss how their pet could be the creepiest.
- Require pairs to share their responses.
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