**Update - I have included the original WORD version of the response booklet so you can make changes if needed.
This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: A Season for Chapters Unit. It is the SECOND week in my Season Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading Poppleton chapter books independently or in small groups. They will discuss and record the narrative elements in each chapter of each book. At the end of the week, they will create a paper bag activity as a culminating project.
On Monday, the teacher will model how to read the chapter book and locate the narrative elements within each chapter. They will also learn how to ask and answer questions related to the text. They DO NOT answer teacher generated questions. This lesson plan encourages them to come up with their own questions. It is a much more difficult task and requires them to think about what they have read.
Tuesday through Thursday, the students will rotate through different Poppleton books. They will read a different book each day in their group or independently. They will record their responses in their student response booklet.
On Friday, they will complete a culminating project.
** I do not include language skills with the reading lessons. However, this lesson would align nicely to:
L.2.1f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
AND would be a great review of 1st grade standard:
L.1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.
**The response booklet provided is generic and can be used with any Poppleton books.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the difference between the roles of an author and illustrator in chapter books
read chapter books by Cynthia Rylant independently or in small groups
identify the setting, characters and plot of a story
ask questions related to the text
record answers to questions in their student response book
Books you will need are:
Poppleton Everyday by Cynthia Rylant -only 1 copy needed for modeling on Monday
Books for rotation activities: (based on a class of 21 students)
Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)
Poppleton in Winter by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)
Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RL.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
RL.2.7:Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
SL.2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
I have also included the pdf file and the word file in case you would like to make changes.
Seasons Weekly Lessons:
Seasons Unit: Cynthia Rylant Week 1
Seasons Unit: Poppleton Week 2
Seasons Unit: Trees & Leaves Week 3
Seasons Unit: Poetry Introduction Week 4
Seasons Unit: Haiku Poetry Week 5
Seasons Unit: Antonio Vivaldi Week 6
Seasons Unit: 6 Week Lesson Plans Bundled with Response Booklets
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