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Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three to four sessions
Lesson Author

Monica Hodges

Houston, Texas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 9

Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in 1848.

Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Take part in the African American Read-In!

Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 17

Davy Crockett was born in 1786.

Students read selected excerpts from Crockett's biography and consider whether present-day politicians follow Crockett's advice.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 26

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born in 1775.

Students use the Timeline Tool to organize details about Chapman's life, the Venn Diagram to organize information, and the Shape Poems Interactive to create poems about apples or Johnny Appleseed.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 5

Annual fence-painting contests take place in Hannibal, Missouri.

A scene from one of Twain's works is chosen and students map the story setting using the Story Map. Setting is then discussed as a class.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding

This guide describes the basic elements for reading aloud to students in ways that demonstrate thoughtful and deep interactions with the text.

 

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