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Title: Honk, Honk!

Grade Level: K

Subjects: Language Arts, Science

Overview: Students will be continue to learn about autumn and the changes it brings, including migration of birds.

Materials or Equipment:

        Big Book for Read Aloud – Honk, Honk: A Story of Migration

Ÿ        Journals

Ÿ        Writing utensils

Illinois State Standards:

State Goal 1: Read with understanding and fluency.

Ÿ        B. Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.

-         1.B.1a:  Establish purposes for reading, make predictions, connect important ideas, and link text to previous experiences and knowledge. 

-         1.B.1c: Continuously check and clarify for understanding (e.g., reread, read ahead, use visual and context clues, ask questions, retell, use meaningful substitutions).


State Goal 12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of life, physical and earth/space sciences.

Ÿ        B. Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environment.

-         12.B.1a: Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environments.

Goals: Students will listen to a reading of Honk, Honk: A Story of Migration, and will be able to recall parts of the text and show story comprehension through their journal entries.

Behavioral Objectives:

Ÿ        Students will draw picture in their journals communicating their favorite part of the text.

Teacher preparation:

Ÿ        Prepare journals – take out and stamp with today’s date.


Ÿ        Show students the cover of the big book.  Ask them what they see – what kind of animal?  What is it dong?  Have them preview the text and predict what they think it will be about.  Also discuss with them what they know about geese and what geese do in winter.


Ÿ        Read Aloud: Honk, Honk. 

Ÿ        Discuss the book – what happens?  What does it tell us about the animals – what are they doing?  Where are they going?  Why? Compare to the poem we read yesterday.

Ÿ        Discuss journal entry – students will think about the text and will draw their favorite part in their journals.


Ÿ        Take journal dictations from students.

Extra Challenge or Adaptations:

Ÿ        Student will use 1-2 word utterances to express his needs (regarding color, etc.)  He will use the book to point out a scene he wants to draw in his journal with the help of aid. 

Evaluation or Assessment:

Ÿ        Journal entries – students will draw a scene from the book.