This interactive read-aloud lesson is a bundle of 4 of lessons that focus on using background knowledge and summarization. The lessons in this bundle build on the prior lesson and use the gradual release model. The books used with the lessons in this bundle: "The Wall," by Eve Bunting, "The Yellow Star-The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark," by Carmen Agra Deedy, an excerpt from "Number of the Stars" by Lois Lowry, and "On a Beam of Light," by Jennifer Berne. Each lesson focuses on activating prior background knowledge and includes an embedded summarization activity. These interactive read-aloud lessons include specific "teacher talk" and guided "turn and talk" focus. Effective interactive read-aloud sessions, at the beginning of your reader's workshop, offer your students an enriched learning experience and the teacher an opportunity to build treasured relationships while focusing on one specific skill.