Lessons & Units :: Owl Moon Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: "City Life and Country Life" and Owl Moon

Lesson Plan

Owl Moon | 630L

Owl Moon
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the non-fiction passage “City Life and Country Life” and the book Owl Moon to make an inference about the setting of a story.
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Non-fiction reading passage “City Life and Country Life”

Not Provided:
Owl Moon
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the non-fiction passage "City Life and Country Life." Questions 3 and 4 refer to the book Owl Moon. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: "City Life and Country Life"
 
Read the passage “City Life and Country Life” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 1: What are some things a city has?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the passage. For example:
  • A city has many buildings.
  • A city has many roads.
  • A city has lots of noise.
 
Question 2: What are some things the country has?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the passage. For example:
  • The country has grass.
  • The country has trees.
  • The country has animals.
 
Part 2: Owl Moon
 
Question 3: What are some things that the characters in Owl Moon see?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the book. For example:
  • The characters see an owl.
  • The characters see dark trees.
  • The characters see snow.
 
Question 4: What are some things that the characters in Owl Moon hear?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the book. For example:
  • The characters hear an owl.
  • The characters hear dogs.
  • The characters hear a train whistle.
 
Part 3: "City Life and Country Life" and Owl Moon
 
Question 5: What are some things mentioned in the passage that are also mentioned in the book?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the texts. For example:
  • Animals are mentioned in the passage and the book.
  • Trees are mentioned in the passage and the book.
  • Quiet is mentioned in the passage and the book.
 
Question 6: Where does Owl Moon take place: in a city or in the country? Explain how you know, based on what you have read.
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary but should recognize that Owl Moon takes place in the country. Students may point to such evidence as the book’s descriptions of trees, animals, and quiet, which the passage cites as hallmarks of country life.

Texts & Materials

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