English Language Arts
Course of Study Standard and Objective:
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on Grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.4.1]
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. [SL.4.1b]
Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion. [SL.4.1.d]
Students will demonstrate effective collaboration with partners and groups in sharing their comprehension and predictions of /for text, practice in carrying out group-assigned roles, and expressing their own ideas and understanding toward a main idea in the text.
Observation and recording of collaboration skills and clarity in expressing ideas.
Resources (textbooks/page numbers, trade books, magazines, newspapers, etc.)
Tomas And The Library Lady, by Pat Mora
Technology Utilized: (Internet sources, United Streaming, etc.)
Activate prior knowledge, build background knowledge, encourage active listening, and set a purpose for reading/lesson.
1. Inform students the class will be reading Tomas And The Library Lady. 2. Hold the book up for the class to see the front cover. Tell the students you want them to study the front cover for a few moments, the title and picture. 3. Instruct students they will be given 2 minutes to write a sentence of what they think the book will be about.
4. Then instruct students t0 turn to their neighbor and discuss their ideas and write a response to their partner's prediction. You will call time in 3 minutes.
5. Finally, have students combine pairs into groups of 6 and choose one response to share with the class.
Make connections with texts during reading and enhance the comprehension of written material through short readings and oral discussions.
1. Students are given copies of text or it is projected on overhead. Students are instructed they will be reading and discussing the text during reading.
Chunk #1- I Do: Model reading and the first 4 pages of text. Then scan ahead in book a few pages with class looking at next picture or two, return to last picture of text read and explain to students your are going to poise as Tomas, in this picture, asleep after his long ride and then enact your prediction of what will happen