Read-Aloud Lesson: Bat Loves the Night
Bat Loves the Night | 560L
- Learning Goal
- Identify Bat’s physical characteristics and behavior to build students' knowledge of bats in nature.
- Part 1: Approximately 20 minutesPart 2: Approximately 10-15 minutesPart 3: Approximately 10-15 minutes
- Necessary Materials
1. Detailed lesson plan
2. Graphic organizer for guided practice
3. Independent student worksheet
Bat Loves the Night
This lesson is a close reading of the entire text. So it’s important to engage students often, to enhance their learning. Here are two tips:
- When you ask the more complex questions from the lesson, ask students to “turn-and-talk” or “buddy-talk” before answering.
Once you are deep into the lesson, instead of asking students every question provided, ask them to share with you what questions they should be asking themselves at that point in the text. This is also a great opportunity to use "turn-and-talk."
- Suggested teacher language is included in the lesson.
- We recommend you read the book once to your students, either the day or morning before teaching the lesson.
- This research-based, read-aloud lesson may seem long. Why do students need the lesson to be this way?
Part 1: Teacher Modeling and Questioning
Write the following student-friendly learning goal on the board, then read the learning goal out loud with the class:
We will learn important information about how bats live in nature.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
- Bat has wings.
- Bat is the size of your thumb.
- Bat has fur.
Bat goes flying at night.
Bat makes a sound picture to hear where she is going.
Bat catches and eats a moth.
Bat gives her baby milk from her body.
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
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