At the start of each year I teach the story Thank You Mr. Falker to help develop early reading strategies but also to address the idea of we are a community.
This lesson will help address the scaffolding needs of ESL, ELL, and IEP learners. However, it can be used for all your learners. I plan to use it with all my 6th graders at the start of the year to stress that as a class we:
-read at different levels/have different strengths
-this community will not tolerate bullying of any sort
-we will work together to support each other
In addition to the subliminal messages that will be taught, this unit also address reading and writing skill development:
a) Summarizing, Identifying the theme, Citing Evidence, Annotating Text, & Writing.
Included in this bundle you will find:
a) A link to a pdf story of Mr. Falker that you can find online for free. It is nice to have a library copy as well for pictures.
b) A general lesson plan on how to implement each activity in your classroom.
c) Five handouts to use with the story. (pre reading/during reading activity/after reading)
d) 15 reading questions to to use with one of the handout templates OR you can use them as story review or small group discussion.
e) An interactive station assignment to use with students prior to reading. It will require you to printout multiple sets to make for groups.