Grades 6-8, 9-12
Little Star has a problem, she wants a best friend. Learn how Dora and Boots help Little Star solve this problem and introduce the word "cost" in decision-making.
Little Star shares a special wish with "Dora, the Explorer" and Boots in this computer read story. Little Star's wish is for a best friend, but when Dora and Boots try to solve her problem they find out that the other characters in the story have costs that prevent them from becoming Little Star's best friend. This lesson teaches what cost is and applies it to Little Star's problem.
||Little Star will share a special wish with "Dora, the Explorer," Boots, and you as you read a story. Little Star's wish is for a best friend, but when Dora and Boots try to solve her problem they find out that the other characters in the story have costs that prevent them from becoming Little Star's best friend.|
Define cost as what you give up when you decide to do something.
Little Star's Wish: This will take you to a story read to the listener by the computer. This story can be read in English or Spanish.
Little Star Quiz: This quiz will asses students understanding of the Little Star's Wish story.
Little Star Quiz
Extra Activities: Extra stories, activities and coloring pages.
Effective decision-making includes the ability to think through the costs and benefit of a decision. Being able to recognize costs of decisions is a skill that can be taught even to students at an early age. Lead the learners through these questions to establish the understanding of the word "cost."
Dora and Boots wanted to find a best friend for Little Star.
When you are finished reading the story, take the 'Little Star Quiz'.
Students should understand that Isa and Mommy Bugga Bugga would love to be Little Star’s best friend, but the costs are too high. Watering the flowers in the morning and taking care of the babies are things that neither Isa nor Mommy Bugga Bugga is willing to give up.
Decisions have costs to which students can relate. If they decide to wear a jacket instead of a coat, what might their cost be? [They might get cold.] If they decide not to carry an umbrella, what might their cost be? [They might get rained on.] If a student makes a decision to misbehave, what might his/her cost be? [Whatever the discipline plan of the classroom is.] Question the students to see if the students can relate what they give up every time there is a cost. When they don't wear a jacket, they give up being warm. When they decide not to carry an umbrella, they give up being dry.
Decisions have costs to which you can relate.
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