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Determine the central message of “Long-Leg Lou & Short-Leg Sue” and how this message is conveyed through the details in the text. Engage students in oral readings of “Long-Leg Lou & Short-Leg Sue” in order to build fluency. Following the text talk of the poem, students can record an audio recording of the poem. Make connections and comparisons to the novel Because of Winn-Dixie through discussion of the questions included in the text talk.
*Copy of the poem
*Text Talk Numbered Heads together PowerPoint Game that includes 3 text-based questions.
*Copy of questions
*Recording form for responses
*Wows and Wonders recording form
*Writing Paper for the following writing assignment:
Why is the relationship between Opal and Miss Franny an unlikely friendship? How does the friendship help each character? Support your response with specific details from the text.