Bell Ringer and Anticipatory Set: What animal do you see on the front covers of these 2 books? Which book is “real?” What do we call real books? Which book is pretend? What do we call pretend books? With what letter does the word “dinosaur” begin? Objectives: 1) Student’s knowledge of fiction versus non-fiction will be reinforced. 2) Students’ knowledge of the letter “d” will be reinforced.
Procedure:Teacher Input: The teacher will read the first few pages of the non-fiction book called Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish. The teacher will ask questions to check for comprehension. When did dinosaurs live? Are any dinosaurs alive today? What do they eat? What sizes are dinosaurs? The teacher will then read Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. Prior to reading the story, the teacher will explain what the word “extinct” means. The teacher will ask questions to check for comprehension. Who are the main characters? What is the setting of the story? Why is Reginald so upset about Edwina? What does he do about Edwina? How is the problem solved? Closure: Turn to someone next to you and tell them one thing that you learned about dinosaurs.
Objectives: Student’s knowledge of declarative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences will be reinforced. BellRinger andAnticipatory Set: What is the title of this book? What type of sentence is that? I just asked you a question. What type of sentence is a question? I can’t wait for you to hear this story! It is so funny! What type of sentences are those? Procedure: Mrs. Marshall will read the book called The Day the Crayons Came Home? by Drew Daywalt; or she may read the first book by the same author called The Day the Crayons Quit. As she reads the book, she will occasionally ask the students to identify the types of sentences found on each page of the book. Closure: In your mind, create an exclamatory sentence. Turn to your neighbor and tell them your exclamatory sentence. Did everyone say a statement with a lot of excitement?
Bell Ringer and Anticipatory Set: What do we call words such as can’t or didn’t or I’ve? What do these contractions mean? What are adjectives? What are adverbs? Objectives: Students’ knowledge of contractions, adjective and adverbs will be reinforced. Procedures: Teacher input: Mrs. Marshall will read the book called The Day the Crayons Came Home? by Drew Daywalt; or she may read the first book by the same author called The Day the Crayons Quit. As she reads the book, she will occasionally ask the students to identify the adjective or adverbs in a sentence. When the teacher comes across a contraction, she will ask the student what two words could replace the contraction. Closure: In your mind, create a sentence using a contraction and at least one adjective. Turn to your neighbor and tell him or her your sentence.
Bell Ringer and Anticipatory Set: What is the setting of the story? What are adjectives in the following sentence: The big ugly monster with three eyes is lonely living in Melvin Bubble’s messy closet. Objectives: Students’ knowledge of the setting of the story and of adjectives will be reinforced. Procedures: As the teacher reads a book called The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, she will ask the students to name the setting. She will also ask the students to listen and identify the adjectives in some of the sentences of the story. Closure: Create a sentence that uses ridiculous or funny adjectives. Turn to your neighbor and share that sentence.
The students will practice for their Christmas musical in the gym.
Bell Ringerand the Anticipatory Set: The students will view a YouTube video called the Comma Story – Terisa Folaron. Objectives: Students’ knowledge of comma usage will be reinforced. Procedures: Teacher Input: After viewing the video, the teacher will read the first couple of pages from the book called Took by Mary Downing Hahn. Next, the teacher will distribute 7 sentences from the book. These sentences will have all the commas removed. The students will be asked to reinsert the commas where they belong. The teacher will go over the correct placement of the commas with the students. Closure:Give me a thumbs up if you understood the placement of commas in these 7 sentences. Give me a thumbs down if you need further assistance with comma usage.
Class format for Grades 1-5:
The lesson takes the first 15-20 minutes of the class period.
Book selection takes the next 15 minutes. Call one table at a time to get their markers.
The next 10 minutes is silent reading at their assigned seats or elsewhere.
NOTES: K-1st graders can check out one book. Grades 2-5 can check out two books.