Islandborn by Junot Diaz Lesson Plan and Activities

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A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the mentor text book Islandborn by Junot Diaz and Leo Espinosa. This book is also available in Spanish titled Lola. Activities are in English and Spanish! A great multicultural read about diversity, immigrants and culture.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • interviewing
  • key details
  • close reading for analyzing figurative language
  • author's message / lesson

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses in a reading log

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade

Your first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students will love this story!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

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