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Storyteller DVD
Series for Children


ELA Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

Preview and Extended Learning Questions/ Suggestions





Suggested Order












Worksheet 1.12 and 1.13 connect to counting and

math activities.







A. Preparing the Learner:

Talk about brothers and sisters.


Do you have a brother/sister?

What makes someone your brother/sister?

Have you ever had a close friend who felt like he/she was your brother or sister?

How many different ways can you say chicken?

Hen, chick, rooster, Gallo, Pollo, Pollito

B. Predictive Activities:

Essential for Prediction standards: 2.2

Use pages 1-3 for previewing prediction activity.

Explain the word Predict, Prediction:

When you see a picture that is part of the story and you try to guess or figure out what the story is going to be about, you are making a prediction.

Have students color in worksheets 1-3,

Ask predictive questions about what they think the story is about by looking at the picture.

Stress that when they guess about what will happen in a story, they are making predictions.

Pair students up and ask them to share their prediction with their partner.

Choose a couple groups to share to class their prediction, Using the sentence frame;

I predict that…….

Then read the sentences on the page and ask them if that helped them understand the pictures.

C Standards based reading Activities

Explain that the words help understand the picture.

Ask if their predictions were correct.

Have students identify individual words from coloring activity.

Extended Learning:

WKST 1.2

We all come from eggs?!

Make a connection to science and how many baby animals come from eggs.

Accelerated Reader, level 3.4 book can be read to class titled "Animals Hatch from Eggs"

Art egg lesson plan*

Draw a family picture with your close friends who are like your brothers and sisters.








Previewing Activity, Ask questions about students life, Have them reflect; Have you ever felt mad, angry sad, scared, cold, brave, happy? What happened that made you feel that way? Describe that event.

List characters in own story and characters in Storybook story. Discuss the difference between the student’s real story and the storyteller story. Have them relate the events in the story to their own experience. Have students describe the story.

Standard: 1.2 Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

Standard 1.3 Understand that printed Materials provide information

Standard 1.4- Recognize that sentences in Print are made up of separate words.

Standard 2.2

Use Prediction and context to make predictions about story content.


1.5 Distinguish letters from the words.

1.6- Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet

1.15- Read simple one-syllable words (i.e. sight words)

1.10 Identify and produce rhyming words in response to an oral prompt


Track auditorily each word in a sentence and each syllable in a word.


Count the number of sounds in syllables and syllables in words.

1.17- Identify and sort common words in basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, foods).


Describe common objects and events in both general and specific language

2.3- Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts.

2.4- Retell familiar stories

2.5- Ask and answer questions about essential elements of text.

3.1- Distinguish Fantasy from realistic text.

3.3 Identify characters, settings and important events

Standards 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Worksheet 1.1:

Fanny the Hen meets the Big Old Crocodile

Worksheet 1.2:

We all come from eggs?!

Worksheet 1.3:

Crocodile and Hen are brother and sister


First follow

Preview and Extended

A Preparing the Learner

B Predictive Activities

Have students follow words with pencil from left to right while reading

Have students recognize bold words as separate words.


Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.15

Worksheet 1.4

Letter H


Worksheet 1.5

Letter E


Worksheet 1.6 Letter L


Worksheet 1.7

Letter B


Worksheet 1.8

Letter G


Standards: 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.15

Worksheet 1.9

Lowercase letters

Worksheet 1.10

Uppercase letters

Standard 1.10

Worksheet 1.11

What rhymes?


Worksheet 1.12

How many words in a sentence?

Standards 1.12, Worksheet 1.13

How many syllables?

Standard 1.17

Worksheet 1.14

Sort animals and plants

Worksheet 1.15 and


Standards 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1

Worksheets 1.17 and 1.18

Standard 3.3

Worksheet 1.19


The Worksheets referenced in this Lesson Plan are on the K Worksheets page under the Educational Materials menu.