The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money Lesson for Grades 1-3

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money book cover

In this lesson, students hear a story about two little bears whose parents use several figures of speech relating to money. Students draw a picture of a bank and write a caption explaining their illustration. Students follow along with the story by listening for additional figures of speech and how they relate to the concepts of banks and interest. The students also construct a story map of an event in the story relating to why people choose to keep their money in banks.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Stan and Jan Berenstain / ISBN: 0-394-85917-0. This book is available in print and electronic format.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 94997651.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Economics
Concepts: Banks Interest
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English