Skills: Close Reading: Key Details, Vocabulary, Inferencing, Theme/Lesson, Visualizing, Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank white paper (1 per student), pencils, crayons/colored pencils, document camera or dry erase board
Printable Resources: Required: student copies of the fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher" (1 copy per student) Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the fable, “The Crow and the Pitcher”. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, create a graphic novel, write a summary, and create a cartoon strip.
Segment 1: students will synthesize a fable to discover key details and find a central message.
Segment 2: students will determine the main events of a fable and analyze a character. In addition, students will create a graphic novel to show their understanding of main events and sequential order.
Segment 3: students will identify and defend the lesson or moral of a fable using text supports and identify words or phrases that help with visualizing the fable.
Segment 4: students will write a summary and create a cartoon strip identifying key details from the fable.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.