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Read-along literary texts - Shared reading - realistic fiction
Kindergarten (K) - ELA
- Students will be able to ask and answer questions about key details in a shared realistic fiction reading.
- Students will be able to identify and discuss key details from a realistic fiction story with prompting and support.
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Instruction (15 minutes)
- Guided Practice (15 minutes)
- Independent Practice (15 minutes)
- Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
- Closure (5 minutes)
- Realistic fiction book for shared reading (e.g., "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant)
- Chart paper and markers
- Whiteboard and markers
- Vocabulary cards with illustrations (e.g., character, setting, problem, solution)
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- Explain that realistic fiction is a type of story that is made up but could happen in real life. Display the cover of the selected realistic fiction book.
- Discuss the importance of asking and answering questions while reading to better understand the story.
- Begin reading the realistic fiction book aloud to the class, stopping at predetermined points to model asking questions about key details in the story.
- Write the questions on the chart paper for students to see.
- Encourage students to think about possible answers to the questions and discuss them as a class.
- Continue reading the book, pausing periodically to allow students to ask questions about key details in the story.
- Write their questions on the chart paper and guide them to find the answers by referring back to the text.
- Encourage students to support each other by offering help in answering questions if needed.
- Instruct students to work in pairs or small groups, taking turns reading a short passage from the realistic fiction book.
- Have each student ask and answer questions about key details in the story, with prompting and support from their peers.
- Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.
- Assign students to read a short realistic fiction story at home and write down at least two questions they have about key details in the story.
- Encourage students to bring their questions to share with the class during the next lesson.
- Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker.
- Instruct students to write one question they had about the story and the answer they found.
- Monitor student progress through observations and formative assessments during class.
- Use the exit ticket to assess students' understanding of the objective.
- Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor student progress and understanding.
- The exit ticket and progress monitoring assessments will be used to determine students' mastery of the objective.
- Review the importance of asking and answering questions about key details in realistic fiction stories.
- Ask students to share one thing they learned during the lesson.
- Students can practice asking and answering questions with other types of texts, such as nonfiction or poetry.
- Students can create their own realistic fiction stories and share them with the class, taking turns asking and answering questions about key details in the stories.
- For students who struggle with reading, provide additional support through guided reading or one-on-one instruction.
- For students who need extra support in formulating questions, provide sentence starters or examples to help them get started.
- For students who are more advanced, challenge them to ask more in-depth questions or to make predictions about the story based on their understanding of key details.
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- Model asking and answering questions yourself to provide a clear example for students.
- Encourage students to use the text to support their answers and explanations.
- Use visuals and graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking and identify key details.
- Students may think that realistic fiction stories are completely true, rather than a made-up story that could happen in real life. Be sure to clarify this misconception at the beginning of the lesson.
- Students may struggle with understanding what key details are in a story. Provide examples and practice identifying key details before beginning the lesson.
Common Core Standard:
RL.K.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
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