I Student will be able to retell a story about
the Gingerbread Man, adding their favorite characters and endings, and
help make and decorate gingerbread cookies, graphing their likes or dislikes.
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Subject: Language Arts,Math, Science
Grade Level: K
Student Lesson name and URL:The Gingerbread Man
Language Arts / Reading
Retell familiar stories. (Comprehension
2.4 and 2.5)
Identify characters, settings, and important
events (Narrative Analysis 3.3)
Measuring (Measurement 1.0)
Graphing (Statistic and Data Analysis
Observe common objects using the five
senses. (Investigation and Experiments 4.0)
Students will retell
the story using their puppets.
Students will make a
big book using text strips and sight words to complete each page.
Students will read a
little book and follow the directions to complete each picture.
Students will put pictures
in proper sequence.
Students will measure,
make and bake gingerbread cookies.
Students will listen
to, discuss and graph various versions of the story by characters, settings,and
Students will graph
their reactions to the cookies.(Likes/Dislikes)
Students will act out
Student will go to the listening center to
hear the story of The Gingerbread Man.
Student will go to the flannel
board gingergread man and add various shapes to make eyes, nose, mouth,and
buttons. Various clothing items may be added. Draw picture of your
Color and cut the characters
for your puppets. Mount on a popsicle stick. Make a background page
with a house, a road, and a river. (Directed Drawing) Student will
add the chant verse to the background
Student will add sight
words to key sentence and glue on book page. Color page.
Do 1 page a day until book is
complete. Add cover to book. ( ____lady made ____ gingerbread
man. (The,the) ____ jumped out of ____ oven.(He,the)
____ ______ as fast as you can.(Run,run) ____ fox ate
Student will read and add
parts to the little gingergread book, 1 part at a time;such as 2 eyes on
1 page, 1 mouth on another. When book is finished the student will read
the book to a partner, then to the teacher.
Student will listen to
other versions of the story and graph the characters, and endings of the
stories. Student will look for how the characters used their senses
to find the gingerbread man.
Student will do a dot to
dot page from 1-20.
Student will color a gingergread
man using the color words or a color by number.
Student will graph
the characters in the various versions they have heard.
Student will match the
various endings to the characters.
will assist with measuring,adding and mixing the ingredients to make gingerbread
dough. Then they will roll out the dough and cut out their gingerbread
people. Depending on the size of the cookie cutter, decorations may
be added before baking,or with frosting later. Decorations to add
can be mini M&Ms, raisins, currants, marshmallows(little),red hots,
licorice whips, gumdrops, frosting gels, and nuts. After tasting
their people, they need to graph whether or not they liked their cookies.
Students will tell which of their five senses they used to make their gingerbread
Students will take a pre and post test to
determine their understanding of the story.
Students will retell the story
using the puppets.
Students will put the story pictures
in the correct order.
Students will put the catch phrase
into proper sequence:
"Run, run as fast as you can You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread
Resources & Supplementary Materials
The following is a book list
of some of the many versions of The Gingerbread Man(Boy).
The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
The Gingerbread Man by Eric A.Kimmel
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Man by Karen Lee Schmidt
The Musubi Man by Sandi Takayama
materials.See student materials page.
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