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Poor Bear is without his hat and he is on a mission to find it. None of his forest neighbors seem to be able to help him. All hope is lost until…
Students will love discovering where the missing hat is located. Jon Klassen brilliantly uses both the text and illustrations to tell the story; letting the readers in on the mystery of the missing hat.
This lesson plan is designed to be used with primary students addressing Reading Literature Standard 7 during one whole group lesson, using the text and illustrations to describe events and characters in the story. Questions and activities are carefully crafted to promote student thinking and engagement centered around Standard 7.
As you read the story aloud to students, they will participate in discussion linking their understanding to the text and illustrations. An anchor chart will make learning visible so that students can see the connection between their understanding and the text/illustrations. At the end of the lesson, students will answer the following question independently: How did Bear find his missing hat? What strategy helped you better understand the story?
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The essential question is: What strategies help me better understand a story?
The lesson objective is: Students will be able to describe characters and events using the words and illustrations in I Want My Hat Back.
For the lesson, teacher resource include: lesson plan with stopping points, questions (and scaffolding questions for each), expected student responses, post-its to print questions and place in book for easy reference during the lesson.
There is also an anchor chart template with headers/pictures, expected answers, as well as a page of question stems for Standard 7 (to be used for this lesson and any book in the future).
Student resources included: printable form of the essential question, objective, and questions to post visually for students during the lesson. For the assessment, three differentiated options are available.
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