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Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 30- to 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (Penguin, 1991)
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.
- Shared Discussion Observation Table
- Amazing Grace Response Prompt Sheet
- Journal Entry and Doodle Splash Analysis rubric
|1.||Become familiar with Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and, if possible, obtain a copy of the book for each small group of students. Locate key places in the book where you can stop and share your thinking with students.
Note: If you do not wish to use Amazing Grace, you can find other books that encourage critical thinking through discussion of bullies, racism and tolerance, family, and women's history at Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site.
|2.||Print out and make copies of the Amazing Grace Response Prompt Sheet.
|3.||Arrange a time for your class to work in the computer lab for Session 5. Beforehand, bookmark the interactive Doodle Splash on lab computers and familiarize yourself with how it works.|