Text Talk is an approach to interactive read alouds that is designed to enhance young children’s ability to construct meaning from decontextualized language. (Beck & McKeown, 2001; Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2002). Text Talks are a great way to get students engaged in literature and expand vocabulary.
You can use this lesson as a whole group interactive read aloud or in your book club. It is perfect for students from 2nd - 4th grade. Text Level 860L; DRA:34; Guided Reading level O.
The Theme is Endangered Animals & Welfare, Bears
The lesson plan "Giant Pandas" by Gail Gibbons provides: Learning Targets & Standards, Essential Question; Talk to Learn; Write to Learn; numerous Teacher Resources and theText Talk Vocabulary lesson.
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