Telling and Drawing a Story

Learning Objectives :

Inquiry Skills:

  • Applies critical thinking skills to analyze and summarize what they've learned about wolves so far.

  • Uses speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

  • Collaborates with others to "tell the story" of their inquiry process

Inquiry Dispositions:
Demonstrates teamwork by working productively with others.


Language Arts: Uses listening and speaking strategies

  • Tells stories based on personal experience

  • Speaks expressively (as in presenting the "story" of their inquiry adventure with its characters)


  • Draws with crayons or markers to express ideas

Duration :
One session

Materials :

  • T-Chart from previous session as prompt for review

  • Drawing paper

  • Markers or crayons

  • Pen/paper to take notes (you)

Preparation :
This lesson is designed to follow the lesson plan entitled "Wonder" Questions About Animals. It also serves as an excellent review to demonstrate what they have learned thus far and to check for understanding.

Assessment :

  • Are students able to tell their story including where they searched for information and what they discovered? Were they able to collaborate successfully on the telling of the story?

  • Each student should be able to translate their piece of the story into a drawing.

Credits :
This lesson plan is based on actual lessons presented by Denise Bieniek.

Language and Literacy,Visual Arts
  • Stories
  • Telling
  • Grade Lavel(s):
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3nd Grade
  • Kindergarten
  • h1