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 expand 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 - 4th grade. Text Level 570L; DRA:40; Guided Reading level R.
The Theme is Courage: brave characters who have the strength to overcome a fear or accept a risk; American Civil War, Supernatural time travel.
The lesson plan "Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln" by Patricia Polacco provides: Learning Targets, numerous Teacher Resources, Anticipation, Prediction , Before, During and After Reading discussion, Assessment, and separate Text Talk Vocabulary lesson,
It is another beautiful story by our favorite author!
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Patricia Polacco "Christmas Tapestry" Text Talk
Patricia Polacco "The Trees of the Dancing Goats" Text Talk
Peggy Rathmann "Ruby the Copycat" Text Talk