Read-Aloud Lesson: Moses Goes to a Concert
Moses Goes to a Concert | 670L
- Learning Goal
- Demonstrate understanding of the main idea by describing how Moses and his classmates experience and enjoy music.
- 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
Moses Goes to a Concert
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 how Moses and his classmates experience the music.
- Everybody, take one of your hands and put it gently on the front of your throat.
- Do you feel anything? Keep your hand there and say “ahhhhh.”
- Did you feel anything different?
- What you felt in your hand was the vibration made by the sound of your voice when you said “ahhhhh.”
- Vibrations are important in the book we’re going to read, about a boy named Moses [show the cover of the book].
Part 2: Guided Practice & Discussion
Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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