1.)Students will listen to the story of Benny's Pennies.
2.)Students will identify the characters and items purchased for each character.
3.)The teacher will ask comprehension questions about the story. Who is Benny? How much money did Benny have? What did Benny buy? For whom did he buy these items? How much money did he have at the end of the story? How did he feel about spending all of his pennies? Why do you think he felt that way? What would you buy if you had five pennies?
4.)The teacher will have the students retell the story in the proper sequence
by giving students sentence strips with the events of the story written on them.
5.)The students will place the strips in a pocket chart or on a magnetic board in the proper sequence.
6.)The teacher will reread the story. The students will take a penny from their bags as Benny makes each purchase. The teacher can also demonstrate this on the overhead projector using transparent coins.
7.)After each purchase, the teacher will ask the students how much money Benny has spent and how much he has left.
8.)The students will rewrite the story, Benny's Pennies, in their journals. Each student should replace Benny's name with his own. The students will write about the items they would purchase with five pennies and include names of friends or family as characters in the story.
9.)Students will then share their stories with the class.