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.
In this lesson, students will become familiar with alliteration. Students will have an opportunity to listen to and read alliterated sentences and short stories. Students will create alliterated sentences with a partner and again independently. Students will also work through the different stages of the writing process as they pre-write, write, edit, revise, and publish to contribute to a class book.
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