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. Text Level 650L; DRA: 24; Guided Reading level M.
The Theme is Creativity: Autobiography
The lesson plan "The Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola provides: Learning Targets & Standards, Essential Question; Talk to Learn; Write to Learn; numerous Teacher Resources and the Text Talk Vocabulary lesson.
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"Christmas Tapestry" Text Talk
"The Trees of the Dancing Goats" Text Talk
"Ruby the Copycat" Text Talk
"A Bad Case of Stripes" Text Talk
"Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge" Text Talk
"Giant Pandas" Text Talk