Mini Picturebook Lesson 5: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Notes

SynopsisA chant or sing-along story about a family who go on an adventure with a surprise at the end!
Lesson accessvia url-link or QR-Code
Equipment for childtablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
Materials dictionary (online or paper), craft materials
Language Skillslistening, vocabulary (verbs), speaking (read aloud)
Cross-curricular Linksnature, seasons, bears, arts, drama
Themes & ValuesCompanionship, overcoming obstacles, personal growth, finding courage
World Event DayWorld Bear Day

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookDescribe the people on the front cover: age, size, clothes. 
ResearchLook at the title. Where do bears live?
PersonaliseHave you ever seen a bear? Where? Describe the bear.
Check Look up the meaning and pronunciation for the following words (nouns): grass, river, mud, forest, snow storm and cave.
Check Look up the meaning and pronunciation for the following words (prepositions): over, under and through.
PredictDo you think the people are going to find a bear?
PersonaliseHow would you feel and what would you do if you met a bear?

Step 2 and Step 3: Listen & Watch

Part AListen and watch for general understanding and enjoyment.
Part BListen and watch again and answer the questions, pause and replay when you need to.
Listen to and watch Michael Rosen tell the story. Join in and copy the actions.
 Write or say the five things the people on the cover go through.
 What do the people find in the cave? What do they decide to do?
Join in the story and copy the actions.
 What do the people forget to do when they get home?
 What do the people decide not to do again?

STEP 4: Add your Voice

Review & MoveWatch the film again, repeat the words and copy the actions.
Create Plan a bear hunt story around your home or your neighbourhood.
DiscoverMake a bear wheel and discover the 8 different types of bear.
The Bear-Wheel 1 & 2 Worksheets / Tell it Again! Download
The Bear-Wheel Answers Download
ReviewRemember the five things the people went through before the cave.
Your opinionWhich is your favourite part of the story? Why?

Step 5: Share and Evaluate your work

ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.
EvaluateComplete the evaluation sheet to reflect on your learning.
Need Help ? Part A: Read and complete. You can write or say your answers. You can do this on your own, in pairs or in a class discussion.
Part B: Think about how well you did. Choose and draw the smiley face that fits best.

Teacher Notes

Want More?

If you enjoyed making the actions during the read aloud, why not learn some British Sign Language (BSL). Watch Leanne sign We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

THE END

©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020

We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, published by Walker & Company, 1989

Video © Walker Books

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