Read-Aloud Lesson: Good-Night, Owl!
Good-Night, Owl! | AD410L
- Learning Goal
- Use evidence from the text to describe what Owl wants to do during the story, why Owl is not successful, and what happens at the conclusion of the story, in order to discuss the important plot twist in the book.
- Necessary Materials
- Detailed lesson plan
- Graphic organizer for guided practice
- Independent student worksheet
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 explain why an owl cannot do what it wants to.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
(To see all of the ReadWorks lessons aligned to your standards, click here.)