Read-Aloud Lesson: Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll | 500L
- Learning Goal
- Gather information and describe important facts about thunder and lightning.
- 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
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
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 & Questioning
Write the following student-friendly learning goal on the board, then read the learning goal out loud with the class:
We will describe important facts about thunder and lightning.
Part 2: Guided Practice & Discussion
Teacher says: Now that we have read Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll, we can think about what we learned about thunder and lightning.
Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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