Read-Aloud Lesson: Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain | 600L
- Learning Goal
- Describe the main character’s problem and his attempts to solve it in order to discuss the themes of wisdom and happiness.
- 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
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
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 describe the main character’s problem and how he tries to solve the problem and whether he ends up happy.
Teacher says: If I told you that I moved an entire office building from one street to another, by myself, would you believe me? What if I told you I moved an entire mountain to another place because the mountain was in my way? Would you believe me? No? Well I think we are all going to be very interested in what we are about to read in Ming Lo Moves the Mountain.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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