One Forty-Five Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- name community jobs/helpers.
- define responsibility and identify responsible behavior.
None for this lesson.
Tell the students that you are going to read a story about Big Anthony and Strega Nona. Tell them that while you are reading, you want them to listen to the kind of work people do, not only what the job is, but how they do their work. Read the story of Strega Nona or Strega Nona's Magic Lessons .
Have each student fold a paper in fourths and unfold it to make four sections in which to draw. Tell the students to draw themselves acting responsibly in four different situations. For example, the pictures may show the student cleaning his/her room, listening in class, sharing a toy and setting the table at home. Encourage the students to label or write a sentence describing each picture. Assess whether the student recognizes that responsibility includes helping, making good choices, completing tasks and being a good “citizen.”
Read other Strega Nona books by Tomie dePaola. Strega Nona is always a kind and generous employer and member of her community.
Lesson Developed By:Sara Truss
Homework: Talk with your family about the meaning of responsibility. Complete the questions together.
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