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It Doesn’t Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Picture book such as Arthur's Computer Disaster
- Art and writing supplies
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Choose a picture book that appeals to early and emergent readers. Books from the Little Bill, Arthur, and Clifford series work well for this lesson. If you have been reading books on a particular theme or by a specific author, you might choose a book that fits with the current unit. This lesson plan uses Arthur's Computer Disaster by Marc Brown (Little, Brown, 1997) to demonstrate the reading and teaching strategies.
- If desired, make copies or an overhead transparency of the Book Cover Questions for Arthur's Computer Disaster.
- Gather art and writing supplies for students' illustrations of their book endings. Resources can include paper, markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
- Test the Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.