THIS WEEK’S TEKS: 1 a, b, f, g Print Awareness
2 b, c, e, i Rhymes & Phonological Awareness
3 a Phonics
4 a, b Prediction & Reading Strategies
6 a, c Story Elements & Theme & Genre
8 a, b Retell Stories, Story Elements
9 Author’s Purpose
10 b, c, d Predict, Evaluate & Retell Stories
18 a Oral & Written Conventions
19 a Generate Questions
20 a Whole Group Research
21 a, b Library Procedures
RC(fig19) a,b,d,f,e Read Assorted Literature, Generate Questions,
Whole Group Research, Predictions/Inference,
Pair Fiction & Non-Fiction, Retell/Summarize Stories, Reading Comprehension
n/a Book Selection
a. Welcome Song: Welcome to the Library (To “London Bridge is Falling Down.”)
Welcome to the library, library, library.
Welcome to the library, please come inside and read.
We’re glad to have you here today, here today, here today.
We’re glad to have you here today, today’s a special day.
b. Finger Play: Five Little Peas
5 little peas in a pea-pod pressed (fist)
One grew, two grew, and so did the rest (raise fingers individually)
They grew and grew and did not stop (cup hands, start expanding)
Until one day, they all went POP! (expanding… on POP, clap hands, throw out arms)
c. Set Library Behavioral Expectations: (reinforce / commend examples )
ii. Graphic CHAMPS reminder https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B3dpaiUKs9aAMHVaT2otdC1Kb1U
d. Mystery Bag: elastics (yardage used in sewing.) Once kids have felt the elastics through the bag, pour elastics out onto carpet and let them experience the stretchy-ness of the objects. Talk about how hair elastics, rubber bands, and other things stretch and how our muscles stretch, too.
e. Word of the Week: (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
i. English: stretch . Say it, syllabicate it, spell it in the air. Rhymes with…
ii. Spanish: estirar. (ES-teer-arh)
iii. ASL (American Sign Language.) Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate. Here is the sign for stretch. Pretend you’re holding one of these elastics and pull. That’s it! http://www.handspeak.com/word/index.php?dict=li&signID=2974 http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
f. Intent & Agenda: This week we are going to be doing some stretching ourselves, both in our bodies and our minds. First, we will read a book and then we will stretch to a book! We’ll get to read about a dog who stretches on Tumblebooks, and we’ll do some coloring of mandalas, which are symbols of gratefulness and peace.
2. STORY/RESOURCE #1: (You Are A Lion by Taeeun Yoo. Penguin, 2012.)
a. Pre-reading: Look at cover & predict what story is about.
b. READ: involve students with each page, allow them to stretch and experience
each page vocally when demanded, or just physically.
c. Reflection: Why did author write this book (to show you stretches!) Did you enjoy the book?
d. Extension Activity: This is the Way (trad. From: Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we reach up high, (x3.) This is the way we reach up high, so early in the morning.
Touch our toes, curl in a ball, lay on the floor…
3. POEM: Little Wind by Kate Greenaway
Little wind, blow on the hill-top.
Little wind, blow down the plane.
Little wind, blow up the sunshine.
Little wind, blow off the rain.
Have children make deep breaths directed towards the “things” (or directions) in the poem.
4a. STORY/RESOURCE #2: (Stretch by Doreen Cronin, Simon & Schuster 2009. Available electronically on Tumblebooks, running time 2:30)
a. Pre-reading Let’s extend our stretching theme (J) and listen to a funny story about a dog who loves to stretch.
c. Reflection : what was your favorite animal in the story? How does that animal look when he stretches?
4b. STORY/RESOURCE #3: (Thank You World, Alice B. McGinty, Dial Books, 2007)
d. Pre-reading: Our last story today is going to take stretching to a new level. We know that Thanksgiving is coming next week, the time of the year where we’re showing we’re thankful. This book shows some things everyone in the world is thankful for.
- READ or INVESTIGATE Resource
This is another book with actions. Find suggested stretches/poses at http://www.kidsyogastories.com/thanksgiving-yoga/. Lamb Puppet is going to help us stretch today!!!
f. Reflection Which part of the book is your favorite? What are you thankful for?
5. ACTIVITY (Mandalas)
a. Video (Crow Art Collection Mandala-building:
b. Students are offered a choice of mandala coloring pages found at: http://www.childrensyogacenter.com/yoga_printables.htm
6. Check out books
i. review intent
ii. word of week in English, Spanish, and ASL.
iii. closing song (Open, shut them. Open, shut them. Raise you hands up high.
Open, shut them. Open, shut them. Wave and say goodbye. )
b. Pet the Puppet. Lamb comes out again…
c. Line Up By… Who can stretch the highest?
Sleepy Little Yoga by Rebecca Whitford
Hop, Hop Jump by Lauren Thompson
Little Yoga by Rebecca Whitford
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (song)
Thanks to Dana Tucker at Denton, Texas North Branch Library and Lisa Furrh from Mommy and Me Yoga for book and activity ideas.