Lesson Plan: Goods/Services
Subjects: Reading, Speaking, Listening, Social Studies
- Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
- Various goods, such as cookies, candy, toys etc.
Essential Academic Learnings/Objectives:
- Recalls details from a story
- Retells a known story in sequence
- Takes turns speaking and listening
- Speaks with enough volume to be heard by audience
Recalls details after listening to speaker
- Matches products in stores to the needs or wants they meet
- Describes different jobs in the community
- Ask students to name things they want. Ask them how they can get those things.
Explain that the things that we can use and buy at a store are called goods.
- Have students name more goods and ask what kind of store various goods can be
- Ask children to talk about their parentsí jobs. Explain that when people do a job, they
are performing a service. Services are things we pay people to do for us.
- Read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Stop throughout the story and have students
recall goods and services in the story.
- Have students talk about their experiences at a store. Explain that things we buy
at a store are goods and the person who helps us at the checkout counter is performing a service.
- Place some goods on a table and have students pretend it is a store. Pick student
volunteers to be the checkout person and the shoppers. As students move through the fake store, talk about the goods and services they see.
Hold up cookies. Ask kids what they are (goods). Have students recall the definition for goods. Give each child a cookie.
- When students bring in items for show and tell or snack, ask them what we call
- Read books about jobs people do and talk about services.