Use this engaging text to teach students how to identify the problem and solution in a story.This lesson teaches and encourages the use of illustrations (character expressions) and text (things characters say and do) as evidence for determining when a character encounters a problem and when the problem has been resolved.
It also provides a detailed step by step plan for teaching problem and solution. It lays out explicitly what to do and say in each portion of your gradual release instruction. Modeling, guided practice, and independent practice are included, as well as noting the stopping places in the text to pause and think aloud or discuss text evidence with students throughout the read aloud. An anchor chart is also included.
The Most Magnificent Thing is a magnificent book for you to use with students.
Look for a companion lesson using the same book as a mentor text for Author's Craft. One book can offer many opportunities for instruction!