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Lesson Plan

Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills Through Whole-Class Dialogue

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session (small class) or three 30-minute sessions (large class)
Lesson Author

Kate Chiliberti

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • My Freedom Trip by Frances Park and Ginger Park (Boyds Mills Press, 1998)

  • Chart paper, board, or overhead

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PRINTOUTS

Central Question Chart

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. You may want to provide your students with some background information about the situation between North and South Korea before and during the Korean War. This background information may help students better understand and relate to the young girl in the story.

The following webpages may be useful for background information:

2. Depending on text availability and whether students will be reading silently or whether you will be reading the book aloud, have one copy of My Freedom Trip per student or one copy for the class.

3. Make a Central Question Chart on chart paper, the board, or overhead that includes the central question, two possible positions, and room for supporting reasons. Include two columns for evaluating the supporting reasons.

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