Read-Aloud Lesson: The Art of Miss Chew
The Art of Miss Chew | 630L
- Learning Goal
- Identify and describe the experiences that helped the main character develop as an artist.
- Necessary Materials
- Detailed lesson plan
- Graphic organizer for guided practice
- Independent student worksheet
The Art of Miss Chew
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 learning goal on the board, then read the learning goal out loud with the class.
We will understand how the main character’s experiences help her develop as an artist.
- The narrator is the girl.
- The narrator is the girl in the picture.
- The narrator is the girl from California.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
- Mr. Donovan hung Patricia’s drawing on the bulletin board.
- Mr. Donovan told Patricia that she had “remarkable talent.”
- Patricia’s classmates commented that she could draw and were impressed.
- Patricia felt proud.
- Patricia may have felt encouraged to create more art and share it with other people.
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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