Children take different parts in a school play. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – The, We, were, the, in, a, – Content words – Play, trees, clouds, rats, hens, farmers, dogs, kids, play, – Repeated phrase – We, were, the, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – W (We), w (were); plural “s” on nouns, – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark. Skills and Strategies The Play can be used to introduce and reinforce: – monitoring reading and ensuring that it is making sense using meaning structural and visual information from the story, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – sharing own experiences related to the content of the story, – writing new words independently by hearing and recording the sounds in sequence. Materials – copies of words and punctuation for this book from page 97 (cut and ready for use), – copies of BLM, markers, pencil, – masks (these can be quickly made with a paper plate and string), – questions chart, – developmental art materials, – white glue, string, crayons. For more information please see our Lesson Plan.