This is a flipchart one day lesson for Promethean Boards using ActivInspire software.
Using the novel, The Stories Julian Tells, by Ann Cameron, the focus of this lesson is RL 3.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
The lesson uses the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model:
- Hook - an embedded website in the flipchart of a video of 3rd graders giving their opinions about the book (2min 5 sec)
- I Do - teacher models using think alouds how to analyze illustrations in order to answer questions about the text, using the first 2 steps in the RACE strategy
- We Do - students work in cooperative groups and are given questions to discuss using Accountable Talk - Accountable Talk ground rules for speaking and listening are on a slide + another slide gives Accountable Talk Sentence Stems. Self check answers using the Magic Ink tool!
- You Do - 2 differentiated exit tickets in MS Word are embedded in the flipchart for you to print out for assessment. There is also a student self assessment yes/no check box for using the R and A of the RACE strategy. A timer is also embedded on the slide.
- Closure - contains review questions for the lesson, the purpose, and a self assessment for students to rate the level of their learning