Lesson: Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: Chief Seattle - Analyzing Details and Drawing Conlusions

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to examine the book they are reading and be able to draw conclusions about topics that are not completely stated in the text.

Lesson Plan

 

Objective:  Students will be able to examine the book they are reading and be able to draw conclusions about topics that are not completely stated in the text.

 

Lesson Plan:  Analyzing Details and Drawing Conclusions

 

DO NOW:  Why is it important to analyze the details in a story to find the main idea?  How does it help us as readers?  Explain.

 

Direct Instruction (I DO):

 

Sometimes authors don’t want to give us all the information in a story.  They make us think about.  They are a bit tricky when it comes to giving the information they want to.  Our job as good readers is to take the information that the author gives us and come up with our conclusions.  In a way we have to become detectives and put the pieces of the case together to understand what is actually going on.

 

Introduce “Brother Eagle, Sister Sky” by Chief Seattle.  Read the introduction that is in the book to give some background.

 

The purpose of using this book if to draw conclusions about the people that the author is speaking of, not the actual “story.”

 

Read up to page 14 and stop.

 

While reading model analyzing details:

·         What evidence is the author using to say something about the people?

·         What is the author saying?

·         What are the illustrations saying?  (point out the many faces in the illustrations)

Model summarizing the conclusions that you have made so far, providing evidence from the text.

Guided Practice (WE DO):

 

Follow the same steps from above in order to facilitate student discussion about the conclusions the draw from the text.

 

Read from page 15 to the end.

 

Students should be given the opportunity to share, criticize and refute what other classmates have said, engage in discussion.

 

Answers and comments should be recorded on a T-chart (What the book says / What I can conclude from those words)  (see attached document)

Independent Practice (YOU DO):

Students should read their own independent reading book and use the T-Chart used during Guided Practice to help them to draw conclusions about the story.

Drawing Conclusions About:

Characters
Setting
Situations in the story
Problem/Solutions
Cause and Effect

Closing:  Come back as a group to discuss the conclusions they were able to draw from the stories they are reading and the evidence from the text.

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Lesson 84   Lesson Plan
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Lesson 84 T Chart   Classwork
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