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Sample Lesson Plan - Jonathan Jasper Jeremy Jones (JJJJ)
Objectives
 To learn new vocabulary.
 To learn about the seasons.
 To facilitate understanding of the story.
 To improve fine motor skills.

Materials
 Paper

Procedure
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
curious
determined
astonished
Words that have to do with JJJJ’s body
cocoon
wings
silk
Things JJJJ saw when he explored
Seasons
ground
grass
leaves
stone
road/path
trucks
tractors
robin
snake
world
Things JJJJ did
spray
explore
ate
crawl
wish
sleep
fly
born
summer
fall
winter
spring
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?