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It Doesn’t Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature

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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
Lesson Author

LaDonna Helm

LaDonna Helm

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Picture book such as Arthur's Computer Disaster

  • Art and writing supplies

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Book Cover Questions for Arthur's Computer Disaster

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PREPARATION

  • 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.

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