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lesson 4
1 hour

The Gingerbread Man


Students will:
• Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and
• understanding (RL.P.10)
• With prompting and support, provide or join in repeating the refrain in
• “The Gingerbread Man” (RL.P.10)
• With prompting and support, ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about “The Gingerbread Man” (RL.P.1, RL.P.3, SL.P.2, L.P.1d)
• Predict events in “The Gingerbread Man” (RL.P.10)
• Understand and use complex sentences with clauses introduced by so
• and by (L.P.1f)
• With prompting and support, retell and dramatize “The Gingerbread Man,” including characters, setting, the sequence of events, and an ending (RL.P.2, RL.P.3, W.P.11)

The Activity Pages contain various activities for students to complete in class or at home with their families.

The Big Book - during the Classic Tales read-alouds, students will have opportunities to interact with the printed texts of these stories through reading from the Classic Tales Big Book.

The Flip Book contains a collection of images that accompany the read-alouds found in the Teacher Guide.

The Image Cards are used to aid discussion in Skills and Listening & Learning instruction.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Classic Tales Domain. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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