The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

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Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small groups developing businesses that use each member's talents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students work collaboratively creating written proposals for their business ideas
  • After brainstorming qualities of successful teams, have pupils create posters for each characteristic and use them to make a bulletin board on teamwork
  • During a class discussion, call on volunteers to act out situations involving examples and non-examples of good teamwoork
Classroom Considerations
  • Class copies of the book The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl are required for this lesson
  • This lesson may need to extend across multiple days, depending on how in-depth you want your class to go when developing their businesses
  • Includes suggestions for activities that extend learning about teamwork
  • Offers questions for guiding class discussions about teamwork
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