Introduce your primary students to close readings by sharing a rhythmic story of the African plains, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema. This story is filled with rich academic vocabulary and rhyming patterns that allow students to interact with context clues and textual evidence to produce a beautiful retelling. Students will enjoy the multi-tiered activities and extensions that will keep their interest throughout the entire lesson.
This lesson is for students who are experiencing difficulty with higher order thinking comprehension skills. Some students exhibit language impairments that inhibit their ability to process verbal, auditory, and/or visual information. This lesson is designed for Tier 2 instruction, exceptional education, or for differentiated/small group intervention. The imagery strategy that students will be introduced to in this lesson will include visualizing, drawing, and verbalizing text that is read aloud to them. By creating a concrete visual picture, students will be able to understand key ideas and details from a read aloud text.
During this lesson, the students will become highly involved with the text Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie. The students will use this text to review and later build on concepts such as characters, setting and events. At the completion of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of characters and their responses to major events. The students will also have the opportunities (if so desired by the teacher) in this lesson to practice comprehension strategies such as making predictions and inferences, asking questions, and making connections to a character and text.
Students will be able to recognize the main idea and supporting details while listening to a variety of children's books. They will be able to identify the key details and demonstrate understanding of the main idea and key details by completing a graphic organizer.
In this lesson, students will read several informational articles and create graphic organizers to identify and explain the importance of text features in each article and how they help the reader understand what they read. The teacher will model for students how to identify and use text features in an article. Next, students will work in groups to identify and explain the use of text features in an article, and then students will present their work to the class. Finally, students will individually complete a scavenger hunt to identify and use text features in one final article.
Students will learn about characters in narrative text through group collaboration, the creation of character trading cards and the oral presentation of original dialogue. This is where literature and technology meet to form the perfect union between education and fun!
Using the classic story The Three Little Pigs, students will learn about setting in narrative text and movies. Students will engage in the sequencing of events using setting pictures and the creation of a setting project.
In this lesson plan, students will explore what items are attracted to magnets. They will learn that magnets have an invisible force called a magnetic field and that objects can be moved without even touching them.