Aliens Retell The Little

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was for the children to retell the story, referencing the beginning, middle and end.

Extended Lesson Plan


I thought this lesson went well, given that it is so early in the year and I’m still getting to know the children in this group well. There were some really good ideas and thoughtful contributions added by some children. I would like to see more participation from other members of the group. Hopefully, doing similar lessons following the same format will enable them to feel more comfortable with contributing their ideas as they get a feel for what to expect.

Things to Note

This episode links to my next one on creating animations using Explain Everything.

Class Site Content


Learner Generated Content

Apologies for the lack of Learner Generated Content here.

We are still learning to upload our work to our Drive. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, many of the children still have their work on their iPads, and have not yet uploaded it for me to share.

Charlotte Gaston

Pt England School,

Auckland, New Zealand

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand