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Lesson Plan: Hockey

Subject:  Writing

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective: To write a story in the perspective of a hockey puck

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.




  • Do you like to use your imagination?  Why or why not?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Using your imagination can be fun and exciting.  Using your imagination when you are writing a story can help to make your story better.
  • When you use your imagination to help you write a story, you should always use details to make it so that your reader can picture what you are describing.
  • Have you ever used your imagination to pretend you are something else?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Today, you are going to be pretending that you are a hockey puck.  If you have seen or played hockey, this might be easier for you. 
  • If you have not seen or played hockey, you are going to really have to use your imagination.  Just imagine what it would be like to have people hitting you as hard as they can and trying to get you from one side of an ice rink to the other using sticks.
  • Remember, hockey is a sport that can be dangerous for the people playing it, but the puck usually just slides around the ice.  But, sometimes, the puck gets hit up into the air and then crashes back down to the ice.
  • Can anyone else think of anything that happens to a puck during a hockey game?  (Allow the students to answer)
  • You are now going to be writing your story.  Be sure to use as many details and feelings as you can to explain what is happening to you and be creative!
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your story?  (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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