Hattie and the Fox Lesson Plan
- Grades: 1–2
- Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
- video recorder
Set Up and Prepare
Tell the students to listen carefully to HOW your voice sounds when you read Hattie and the Fox. Be sure to vary the pitch and speed of your voice with each character. For example, the cow would be a low, slow voice. Visit Mem Fox's website for tips on teaching expressive voice and read alouds.
Re-read the story as a whole group to practice using expressive voices. Divide the class into character roles to act out the story. Don't forget a narrator. Video tape the students when they act out the story. Show the video the next period so the students can analyze the expressiveness of their voices.
The students can create masks or puppets to act out the story.
The students can create a torn tissue paper picture like the illustrations of Hattie and the Fox.
Video tape the students when they act out the story. Then using iMovie add titles and special effects to enhance the story. Save the movie as a Quicktime movie.
Visit Mem Fox at her website: www.memfox.com
Mem Fox provides audio clips to teach how to read aloud. This includes a section from Hattie and the Fox: http://www.memfox.net/reading-magic-and-do-it-like-this/#