Complex Text Read Alouds are tons of fun to do--especially with little people.
The scaffolding that we do with littles is important, and this unit has tons of built in support for first and second grade learners. I've included pocket chart resources and coordinating interactive notebook pages to help students recall the content. There are also some vocabulary cards that go with the anchor text, How People Learned to Fly by Fran Hodgkins. There's a great science connection that you can do in class with your learners! One of my favorite parts is the fluency. It's differentiated. There are two levels for first and two for second on the same topic...so you're basically getting four levels on each story! Great for small group instruction! The fluency has text coding and comprehension too. If you're a fan of my fluency series, you'll LOVE the way this fluency is formatted too! It's jam packed with fun!
Five different common core standards are covered in this set of lessons.
Day 1: Build background; quick write and collaborative sharing on objects that fly; read aloud and reflection.
Day 2: Re-read short portion of anchor text; set a purpose for reading; review elements of fables; read paired text-Greek fable Icarus.
Day 3: Re-read short portion of anchor text; make inferences about illustrations; science demo; 'how to' writing extension
Day 4: Re-read short portion of anchor text; make inferences; discuss salient vocabulary; paired interactive text
Day 5: Re-read short portion of anchor text; discuss main idea; paired text on Orville & Wilbur Wright; Home-School Connection (Airplane Launch)