- K-2/Harrison/Media Skills
- Identify fiction, recognize print reading materials and read for pleasure.
- 4.1.3. Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
Content Objectives (Dearborn Public Schools Department of Media Services, K-12 Information Literacy Media Curriculum:
- Content Standard #4: A student who has been educated in library media information skills and who is an independent learner pursues information related to personal interests.
- Kindergarten: R.AT.00.02: choose books… in their free time.
- 1st Grade: R.AT.01.02: do substantial reading… in their free time.
- 2nd Grade: R.AT.02.02: do substantial reading… in their free time.
Brett, Jan. Annie and the wild animals. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1985.
Brett, Jan. The hat. New York: Putnam, 1997. Print and digital.
Keats, Ezra Jack. The snowy day. Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976.
- Adaptation of content
- Links to background
- Links to past learning
- Strategies incorporated
- Guided practice
- Comprehensible input
- Whole class
Integration of Processes:
- Linked to objectives
- Promotes engagement
- Review what students know about patterns from their math assignments.
- Review what the word “patterns” mean and how patterns help to make predictions.
Instruction/Check for Understanding:
- Show students the cover of “The Hat” by Jan Brett. Discuss the clues the author/illustrator uses on the cover to give readers and idea of the story.
- Show students the first page which begins, “Winter was on the way. Lisa took her woolen clothes out of the chest and carried them outside”. Point out the illustrations in the circular frames on either side of the page. Ask students what the items in the frames have to do with the story. (They’re items of winter clothing.)
- Read the next spread which begins, “She was hanging them…” And show students the pictures in the frames on either side. How are they connected with the story? (The picture on the left hand side is of a laundry basket, which reinforces the action on the full spread; Lisa is hanging laundry. The picture on the right hand page is of Hedgie the hedgehog, who hasn’t been introduced into the story yet.)
- Turn to the next spread and read the text. Point out the pictures on either side and the additional picture frame that now runs above the main illustration on the spread. Name the items on the laundry line for students who are sitting in the back and may not be able to see.
- Turn to the next spread and note that the chicken from the picture in the frame on the right had side is now a part of the story. What can they infer from this to predict what will happen with the goose in the picture to the right on this spread? What is Lisa doing in the illustration on the left.
- Turn to the next spread and reinforce their prediction that the goose will be in the story. Note that the gloves are now missing from the picture of the laundry line on at the top of the page and the new activity Lisa is doing in the picture on the right.
- Repeat step number 6 (read the text, discuss the illustrations, make predictions for the next page) until you finish the story.
- If students don’t have access to a computer lab, resources are available at Jan Brett’s website. I used the Reader’s Theater script that can be found here and the coloring page that can be found here
Preview for Next Week:
- Tell students we will read books about the next holiday next week. (Valentine’s Day).