Big Idea:Students listen to a reading of "Officer Buckle and Gloria" without seeing the illustrations. They use their skills of visualization to draw and write about an event or character from the story.
Big Idea:In the text, Officer Buckle and Gloria, there is a second story line only known to readers through illustrations. Students pay close attention to illustrations and make inferences about how they effect the plot.
Big Idea:Students identify key information about characters in a text and record on a story chart. They then use that information as well as other details from the text to compare and contrast two characters.
Big Idea:Students will ask and answer questions to determine the story's narrator and the impact each narrator has on the plot. Students also determine the setting of the book in order to compare it to a similar text in another lesson.
Big Idea:In day two of this fictional skill unit, we will re-read the first part of the text, "The Pain and the Great One," which focuses on the older sister. We examine her as a complete character: traits, actions and words, and whether she changes.
Big Idea:In day three of this fictional skill unit, we will re-read the second part of the text, "The Pain and the Great One," which focuses on the younger brother. We examine his character: traits, actions and words, and whether he changes in the story.