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 improve 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 - 3rd grade. The Genre/Theme is Tall Tale fantasy/Love of Reading; Text Level: DRA 30 GR N Lexile 510L
The lesson plan "Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair" by Patricia Polacco provides: Learning Targets, Assessment, Anticipation, Prediction & thinking within the text, Venn compare 2 or more versions of the same theme (for example the text Todd's TV by James Poimos), Story Vocabulary, and the Text Talk guide.
I will use this text as a Back to School interactive read aloud while launching the Daily 5. The text encourages the reader to learn to read, emphasizes voracious reading, focuses on consequences for not learning to read, includes vocabulary regarding various genres; and has beautiful language including similes and examples of informal language.
It is another beautiful story by our favorite author!
Additional Text Talk products
Patricia Polacco "Christmas Tapestry" Text Talk and lesson plan
Patricia Polacco "The Trees of the Dancing Goats" Text Talk and lesson plan
Patricia Polacco "Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln" Text Talk and lesson plan
Peggy Rathmann "Ruby the Copycat" Text Talk