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Lesson Plan: Stars (Reading - GR K)

Subject:  Reading

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To read the book, How to Catch a Star, and then answer questions about the book

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.




  • Have you ever laid outside and looked up at the sky when it was dark?  What did you see?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Many people enjoy laying outside and looking up at the stars.  Some people try to look for shooting stars, some enjoy counting stars and some try to find constellations. 
  • It is amazing to lay outside and look up at the millions of stars in the sky. 
  • Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go up into space?   Or have you ever thought about what it would be like to touch a star?
  • These are things that people think about and dream about.
  • Today, we are going to listen to a book called, How to Catch a Star.  This book is about a boy who really wants to catch a star to have for his very own.
  • Do you think it is possible to catch a star?  Why or why not?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • We are going to listen to the book and find out how the boy tries to catch a star and what he accomplishes at the end.
  • After you listen to the book, we are going to do a worksheet together.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (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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