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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

I made a digital story to motivate my ESOL kindergarteners to speak and write a complete sentence
 after reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (made by Miss Kang in 2010)

Students will be able to write a complete sentence using Standard English grammar.
ü  Do a picture-walk (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)
(Guided Practice-whole group activity)
  Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  Finger puppets


ü  Read the book with students.
ü  Have Ss choose a finger puppet.
ü  Demonstrate how to answer. (I see a _____ looking at me.)
ü  Have Ss answer the question orally.
(Independent Practice–pair work)
   Cut-up sentence sheet/ cut-up sentence
   Marker, pencil, glue, scissors
ü  Distribute a cut-up sentence worksheet to each student.
ü  Give each student a sentence strip (what they answered orally.)
ü  Cut the sentence in front of the student.
ü  Have Ss put them in order and glue them.
ü  Have Ss copy their sentences.

Brown Bear Cutup Sentence Sheet


  1. I love the use of puppets to motivate students to speak English. Great idea!
    -Michelle Koopman (teacher, Takoma Park ES)

    1. Ms. Koopman, thank you so much for your comment. Yes, finger puppets surely motivated my young ESOL students to speak English. :):)

  2. Wow! I'm impressed~! I can tell your class made students enjoy themselves while learning! I think I can use the same teaching technique to teach my young kids. : ) Good job!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Yes,digital media is such a powerful tool for engaging students in developing their language skills. I'm so glad that you find this useful:):)