Sample Lesson Plan - Jonathan Jasper Jeremy Jones (JJJJ)
To learn new vocabulary.
To learn about the seasons.
To facilitate understanding of the story.
To improve fine motor skills.
1. Write each of the following words on 8 1/2"x 11" paper or cards. Illustrate each of the words with a picture or drawing except for the words that describe Jonathan (JJJJ). During each activity display the appropriate group of words for that activity on the board.
Words that describe JJJJ
Words that have to do with JJJJ’s body
Things JJJJ saw when he explored
Things JJJJ did
2. Introduce the book and its main character, Jonathan Jasper Jeremy Jones. Tell students, before they read the story, that they will learn some things about JJJJ.
3. For the words that describe JJJJ: Ask students if they have ever wanted to see what is in the yard next door or down the street. Tell them that is just what Jonathan wanted to do. He was curious. (As you introduce each word, display the card with that word on it.) Because he was curious, he wanted to explore. Tell them that as JJJJ explored, he was so surprised and so delighted at what he found, we could say he was astonished. The more he saw, the more he wanted to see. He was determined to see all that he could see. Ask students if they have ever felt like Jonathan. What did they find astonishing? What were they determined to do?