Read-Aloud Lesson: The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day | 500L
- Learning Goal
- Identify and recall at least two ways in which the main character enjoys snow, and use information from the text and illustrations to infer information about snow.
- 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
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 see how the boy enjoys being in the snow, and we will learn about snow.
- The book says that the snow covered everything.
- The snow had fallen during the night.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
- We learned that snow covers things.
- We learned that snow can stay around for a while if it is cold.
- We learned that snow falls from the sky.
- We learned that snow is cold.
- We learned that snow melts when it gets warm.
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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