The student will engage in a read-aloud opportunity using stick puppets. As his/her puppet character is mentioned in the story, the student will raise his/her puppet briefly to maintain focus on story elements. The student will retell the story and show understanding of the text by including key details in the appropriate sequence.
In this close reading lesson, the teacher will read aloud Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Students will identify the setting, characters, problem and solution and record these on a story map. They will retell the story and create a tri-fold book with illustrations and sentences explaining the beginning, middle and end of the story. They will read color words and explain the meaning of new vocabulary. After analyzing the text, students will draw and dictate or write to explain the problem and solution in the text.
The students will participate in reading the texts The Crayon Box That Talked and "Rainbow Colors" by answering questions, clapping rhyming words throughout the text, completing a think-pair-share rhyming activity during reading and completing an interactive rhyming words matching game to demonstrate how the middle and ending sounds and letters of rhyming words can be the same. Students will be assessed through the completion of an object sort and the creation of a rhyming objects pair by drawing and labeling an object to rhyme with an object from each category in the sort.
In this lesson, students will listen to the teacher read aloud the well-loved book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Students will build momentum to brainstorm ideas and work collaboratively in small and large groups to create a class chart. The class chart will document the ideas of what caterpillars might eat. The chart can be used in student end product writing. The lesson will focus on using class-made resources to complete a sentence using punctuation, capitalization, finger spacing and inventive spelling.
In this lesson, students will listen to The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, and will analyze the main character's actions and reactions to their adventures by comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram, role playing using the Hot Seat activity, and finally by writing from one of the character's point of view to explain how they are alike or different from the other character.
Sharing quality literature provides the teacher with great opportunities for the class to discuss the interactions and feelings of people. It also allows the students to make connections based on their own feelings and experiences.
In this lesson, students will go on an exploration of alphabet books to better understand the roles of authors and illustrators as well as print concepts, including uppercase and lowercase letters. After reading the books Alphabet Rescue (AD680L), Miss Spider's ABC (AD490L), The Mixed-Up Alphabet (AD350L), and LMNO Peas (AD390L), students will contribute to class discussions and to a class created alphabet book. After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (AD530L) students will complete an uppercase and lowercase letter sort that will be used as a summative assessment while the teacher individually tests students on their understanding of print concepts and letter recognition.