Planting Stories Lesson Plan and Google Activities

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the biography mentor text book Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldmuy Denise and Paola Escobar. This book is also available in Spanish titled Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos. The printable prompts are in English and Spanish. This is a great book for teaching about stories, Latinx studies or for Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (two strategies: timeline and narrative retelling)
  • describing character traits / characteristics
  • analyzing author's craft to determine how the author uses reasons to support a point
  • close reading illustrations
  • main idea and details
  • comparing and contrasting

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
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

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, or 4th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

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

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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