Lesson Plan Six: Sense of Touch

Lesson Topic/Subject: Sense of touch/Science and Language Arts
Grade Level: 1 /2
Michelle Curtiss


  1. Students will listen carefully to the story and use their sense of touch to add imagination and "touch clues" to the story. Application.


  1. The story of "Steven and the Mystery Monster"
  2. 5 plastic bags
  3. 5 sacks or cloth bags
  4. Peeled grapes
  5. Ham bone
  6. Strands of cooked spaghetti
  7. Head of cabbage
  8. Slice of raw liver


  1. Before class, put each item listed below into a separate plastic bag and then put each plastic bag into a sack or cloth bag.
  2. Have students sit in a circle.
  3. Tell the students that you will be telling them a story called "Steven and the Mystery Monster," and that during the story, I will be passing a bag around the circle.
  4. Tell the students to reach into the bag, feel what is in it, and then pass it on to the next person in the circle. Explain that they must not take a long time to feel what is in the bag because everyone needs a chance.
  5. Read the story and pass around the bag.
  6. After the story, ask students how their sense of touch helped them understand the story better? What other things can we touch? How do we feel?

Evaluation of student learning:

  1. Did all the students cooperate while the story was being read?
  2. Did the students use their sense of touch to help create more imagination to the story?

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