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. Lexile® Measure: 500L; DRA: 18; Guided Reading: K.
The Theme is individuality.
It's the first day of school, and Ruby is new. When her classmate Angela wears a red bow in her hair, Ruby comes back from lunch wearing a red bow, too. When Angela wears a flowered dress, suddenly Ruby's wearing one, too. Fortunately, Ruby's teacher knows a better way to help Ruby fit in — by showing how much fun it is to be herself.
The lesson plan Learning Target is to identify Ruby's character trait and contrast the beginning and ending, numerous Teacher Resources, Anticipation, Prediction , Before, During and After Reading discussion, Assessment, and separate Text Talk Vocabulary lesson.
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