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Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts, Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading
Level:
Preschool
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  • English Language Arts
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Imagination
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  • Reading
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    Read - Dragons Love Tacos

    Read - Dragons Love Tacos

    Overview

    Child(ren) will read the book Dragons Love Tacos with an adult for the first time. Story will be re-read several times during the week.

    Summary

    Child(ren) will be introduced to the book Dragons Love Tacos and read with an adult for the first time. Story will be re-read several times during the week.

    In this story, there is a boy and his dog that throw a taco party for their dragon friends. There are many things to consider while planning a party. Those considerations unfold as the story is read.  

    Some children may have difficulty thinking about others and things needed to help others.  Dragons are also not real and children may have difficulty with that concept.  However, it is also asking children to play with their imagination. 

     

    Materials

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Vocabulary with definitions:

    gigantic - something that is really large in size

    spicy - food that is hot on the tongue

    jalapeno - a small hot pepper that is typically small, thin, and green

    samaritan - people who help you when you are in need.  They are kind of like a good friend. 

    ingredients - toppings or all of the food items needed to cook or prepare a meal

     

    Instructional Procedures

    1st Read

    2nd Read

    3rd Read

    Ask these questions before reading the book. 

    While looking at the cover, I see a dragon with lots of tacos on his tummy.  I wonder what this story could be about.  Let’s read it to find out how that dragon has so many tacos.

    Yesterday, we read about dragons and why they did not like spicy tacos.  Today as we read, I want you to really listen to what kind of parties dragons like.

    Today as we read, I want you to really listen to what kind of ingredients were needed for the tacos.

    After the book is read, follow up with the following questions.

    Why did the dragon have so many tacos? There was a problem that happened in our story. What was it and how was it solved?

    What kind of parties do dragons like and what preparations needed to be made before they threw the party?

    What ingredients were needed to serve tacos to the dragons?

    Writing Prompts to tie to understanding of the story content.

    What is the concern with dragons eating spicy tacos?

    What kind of party would you like to plan for a group of dragons?

    What kind of food would you like to serve at your own dragon party?

    *A more detailed planning approach to repeated reading can be found by taking LETRS for Early Childhood Educators written by Lucy Hart Paulson and Louisa C. Moats

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 15-30 minutes

    Group Size: Individual or small group

    Standards

    Main Standards: 

    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.3
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.4
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.5
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.8
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.9
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.2
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.4
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.5
    • ELA 4 yr.2.7
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. .2.13
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.17
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.18  

    Additional Core Standards: 

    • HE 3 yr.2.3 and HE 4 yr.2.3
    • ELA 3 yr. 3.1 and ELA 4 yr. 3.1
    • ELA 4 yr.3.2
    • ELA 4 yr 3.3

     

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson

    with LETRS written by Lucy Hart Paulson and Louisa C. Moats