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Lesson Plan: Hockey (Writing - Grade 2)

Subject:  Writing

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To write a story about what it would be like to be one of the first people to play hockey

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.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.




  • Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in another time?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Imagining that you live in another time can be a lot of fun.  There are so many different time periods that had exciting events happening.  What time period would you like to visit?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • There are many times in history when something happened for the first time.  The first time that a person walked on the moon, the first time that an airplane flew or the first time a new instrument was played.  All of these are exciting events that would be fun to experience.
  • We have been talking about hockey.  You learned about how hockey was created and we learned that Native Americans played a game like hockey. 
  • We also learned that British soldiers were the first people to play the modern game of hockey on frozen water in Canada.
  • You are going to be writing a story about what it would be like to be one of the first people to play hockey.  When you are writing your story, think about 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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