for Monkey Day
The students will identify the
beginning, middle and end of a story.
book which contains a monkey as one of the main
characters. Some good choices are The Monkey and
the Crocodile by Paul Galdone, Caps for Sale by
Esphyr Slobodkina, Fifty Red
Nightcaps by Inga Moore, The Turtle and the
Monkey by Paul Galdone, or The Bird, the
Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle by Kate Banks.
Paper or Chalkboard (for younger students)
Beginning, Middle, and End Worksheet
the students to listen carefully as they are read the
chosen book. They will be asked to retell the
story upon its completion.
the cover of the book and ask the students what they
think the story is going to be about.
the story aloud.
on the age of the students, discuss what happened at
the beginning the middle and end of the story.
If appropriate record the students responses on the
chalkboard or chart paper for the students to copy
onto their Beginning,
Middle, and End Worksheet. Older students
may go right to the worksheet without prior
out the Beginning,
Middle, and End Worksheets and have the students
Caps for Sale by
Esphyr Slobodkina and Fifty Red
Nightcaps by Inga Moore. Have the students
complete a venn diagram comparing the two stories.
The Turtle and the Monkey by Paul Galdone and The Monkey and
the Crocodile by Paul Galdone. Have the
students complete a venn diagram comparing the monkeys
in each of the stories.
a lesson on any of the phrases that include
monkey. Examples are "monkey
business", "monkey around", "more
fun than a barrel of monkeys", "monkey see,
monkey do". The students may
write on one of these topics. For example,
"One day I had more fun than a barrel of
monkeys..." Or "One day I got in
trouble for monkeying around..."