Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities

Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood Lesson Plan & Activities
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A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the biography mentor text book Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport. A story about the "Landfill Harmonic" from Cateura, Paraguay. This book is also available in Spanish titled El violin de Ada: La orquesta reciclada del Paraguay. The printable prompts are in English and Spanish. Great for music integration, Earth Day, persistence and units on recycling!

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • close reading for describing character traits
  • comparing and contrasting
  • main idea and details
  • author's message / theme

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade

Your first, second, third, fourth or 5th grade students will love this story!

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