Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna is a beautiful story which can teach young readers how to watch the character for theme changes. By using the signpost strategy (Notice and Note Strategies for Close Reading by K. Beers and N. Probst), students can gain a better understanding of key elements in fictional text. When looking at the characters and major events, you can lead the class to see how these changes can affect the character over time. (This is the beginning of awareness for: character motivation, plot, conflict, foreshadowing ‘predictions’, and big life lessons or themes.) Questions that will lead your students to their very own ‘Ah- Ha’ moments are included.
What you’ll receive:
Lesson and ‘leading’ questions to share during a read aloud
Teacher & student questions
Anchor Charts (to post & refer to during lesson)
Graphic Organizers to look at Character Traits
Graphic Organizers to look at Major Events
Graphic Organizers to look at:
‘How the Characters Change over time’ (for Mr. Peabody, Timmy, & Billy)
Apple Art lesson…just for fun!
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