For the last part of our literary elements focus, for now, we focused on finding the problem and solution in a story. As the two weeks of instruction went on, the kids really seemed to grasp the concept of finding a problem or problems in a story and then figuring out how the problem was solved.
To teach problem and solution, I used some of the following picture books:
- Wemberly Worried
- Harry the Dirty Dog
- The Three Little Javelinas
- Prudy’s Problem and How She Solved It
- The Kissing Hand
For showing problem and solution during whole group instruction, we used a flow map (thinking maps). See two examples below.
For the story, Prudy’s Problem and How She Solved It:
For the story, The Three Little Javelinas: