From the creator of The Boy and the Airplane, a touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of persistence—with an unexpected payoff.
A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knocks on the doors of her neighbors, hoping to do their yardwork. They all turn her away except for a kindly old woman.
The woman and the girl work through the seasons, side by side. They form a tender friendship. When the weather warms, the girl finally has enough money for the bicycle. She runs back to the store, but the bicycle is gone! What happens next shows the reward of hard work and the true meaning of generosity.
This lesson plan includes a powerpoint with a picture of each of the pictures in "The Girl and the Bicycle". With this lesson the teacher will choose three narrators. The rest of the students are actors. The narrators get to explain what is happening in each pictures, and then the rest of the students will create a tableau (frozen picture) of what is happening.
Once students are familiar with the story the narrators can tell the story and flip through the pictures while the rest of the students move and act out the story.
-Objectives and Skills
-General and Specific Learning Outcomes
-Agenda and Timeline
-Body and Activities
-Consolidation of Learning