Lesson: Main Idea (fiction), Lesson 16
Edward W. Brooke Charter School
Problems in Fiction Unit
Mini-Lesson: Readers can remember important events in their books by writing down events that make the problem get worse.
- Book Baggies with leveled fiction books
- Problems in Fiction Graphic Organizer student copies
- Familiar Read Aloud 1
- Familiar Read Aloud 2
Connection: Scholars, yesterday we learned how to reread our story if we don’t know the problem in the story by the end of the book. Today we are going to remember the important events in our books that make the problem worse by writing them down using a graphic organizer.
Teach: Scholars, in order to understand our books and think deeply about the problem in our story, we can notice whenever the problem gets worse and then write the event down on a graphic organizer. This will help us understand the story better because we will be thinking about how the important events relate to the problem. Listen as I read one of our read alouds and notice how I use the graphic organizer to help me think about events that make the problem get worse. (Read a familiar read aloud to students, thinking aloud about the problem and the events that make the problem worse as you read; when you finish reading, have students watch as you go back through the pages and write down when the problem got worse). Did you notice how I figured out the problem and then thought about when the problem got worse as I read the book? Did you notice how I used the graphic organizer to write down these events to help me remember them?
Active Engagement: Now it’s your turn to think about when the problem in the next story got worse and then write it down on the graphic organizer. Listen as I read another one of our read alouds and think about when the problem got worse. (Read a second familiar read aloud, thinking about when the problem got worse). Now use the graphic organizer to write down when the problem got worse. (Have students write the problem on the graphic organizer and the write the events that made the problem get worse; circle to see that students are completing the graphic organizer correctly).
Link: Today and whenever you read fiction, you should think about when the problem gets worse in the story. Today I want you to practice doing this by using the graphic organizer after you finish reading your books.
Share: who was able to notice the events in the story that made the problem worse using the graphic organizer? (share successful students’ graphic organizers)
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