Objective: Given the materials, the children will explore transitional words by matching the words and the monkey's position on the paper cup tree.
PreReading activity: Activate background knowledge of peddlers and other salespeople, wares, and monkeys.
During Reading: Let the children play with the monkeys and try to match the positional words to the monkey's actions.
After reading: Individually have the children spin the spinner. Read the word on the spinner. Let every child place its monkey appropriatly on the paper cup tree.
Evaluation: Observe each child as they play the game. The objective is met if every child can place the monkeys on the tree correctly.