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Lesson Plan: Hibernation (Writing - Grade 2)

Subject:  Writing

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To write a story from the point of view of a hibernating animal

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.




  • What is a point of view?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Point of view explains who is telling a story.  There are three different points of view, first person, second person and third person.
  • First person point of view is when a character in the story is telling the story.  Some of the words that will be used are “I,” “me, “my” or “we.”  For example, I went to the beach the other day.
  • Second person point of view is when the person telling the story speaks directly to the reader.  You will see the words “you,” “your,” and “yours.”  For example, You should see the amazing shells that I picked up at the beach.
  • Third person point of view is when the person telling the story is not a part of the story at all, but is just explaining what is happening.  You will see the words “he,” “she,” “it,” and “they.”  For example, The children went to the beach and they collected many shells.
  • We have been talking about hibernation.  You are now going to write a story about an animal that hibernates.  You will be writing the story from the first person point of view.  What does this mean?  (Allow the students to answer)
  • This means that you will be writing from the point of view of the hibernating animal.  You will be explaining how you get ready to hibernate, where you will hibernate and how long you will hibernate.  You can choose any animal that hibernates.
  • When you are writing your story, think about what you would see, what you would be thinking and feeling.  Write as many details as you can.  Then, you will be sharing what you wrote.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share the story that you wrote?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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