Shy Charles Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

This lesson play explores a really timid mouse named Charles in a book called Shy Charles by Rosemary Wells. Students will define vocabulary, listen to the story, and participate in an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • compare and contrast shy and talkative.
  • analyze the main character.
  • discuss specific scenes.

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2

Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4

Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7

Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Safety pins
  • Shy Charles book or printed text

Vocabulary

  • shy
  • ballet
  • emergency
  • success

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