I am not Going to Get Up Today Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan may be used to help your students retell a story in sequence and identify vowel patterns within words while reading 'I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!' by Dr. Seuss.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this lesson on I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss, students will be able to:

  • Retell the story using key details.
  • Sort words from the story according to vowel pattern.

Time Length

60 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Lesson Instructions and Activities

Vocabulary

Students will be able to read and understand the following key vocabulary terms:

  • Alarm
  • Choose
  • Hire
  • Understand
  • World

Materials

  • Copies of I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss
  • Globe
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Prepared index cards (See 'A' Sort Activity)

Instruction and Discussion

  • Preview vocabulary with students.
  • While reading I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss to students, pause at the appropriate times to ask the following discussion questions:
    • Describe the characters and setting in the story.
    • What does the main character want to do?
    • Identify the following places on a globe: Switzerland, Memphis, Alaska, China, Italy, Spain, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, London, Paris, and Berlin.
    • What does the boy want his mother to do with his egg?
    • What are some things that are done to try to wake up the boy?
    • Discuss personification in the sentences 'My tongue is asleep. And my teeth are too.'
    • Turn and talk: What do you think would work to get the boy up?
    • What does the mother do with the boy's egg?

Activities

Retell in Sequence

Materials needed: copies of book, chart paper, markers, paper, pencils, crayons

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