Lesson: Analyzing Details and Drawing Conclusions

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify and analyze the details in the story and be able to draw conclusions based on the those details.

Lesson Plan

Objective:  Students will be able to identify and analyze the details in the story and be able to draw conclusions based on those details.

Lesson Plan: 

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Do Now (5-7 minutes):  Yesterday we practice imagining ourselves as the character we were reading about in our story, today I want you to get a little more practice with this.  Roscuro has just decided to step into the world outside the dungeon; what do you think he is feeling standing in the light?  What do you think will happen when he is out there?  If you were Roscuro what would you do while you were out of the dungeon?

Opening (5 minutes):  Have a discussion around the do now.

Direct Instruction (I DO): 

Read Chapter 19

“Now that we are about half way through out story we are able to start to really think critically about our story.  We can use our knowledge of the details we have found in previous chapters to inform or help us predict what may happen.  This is called drawing conclusions; when we take what we already know to inform our thoughts about what has just happened or what will happen soon.”

Let’s first take a look at the details in Chapter 19 (because the student know how to identify details have students share the details). 

·        Roscuro gets out of the dungeon and into the light

·        “I will never leave.  No, never.  I will never go back to the dungeon.  Why would I?  I will never torture another prisoner.  It is here that I belong.”

·        Find the banquet hall and describes how beautiful and wonderful everything is.

·        He invited himself to the party in the banquet hall

·        DID ANYONE CATCH WHEN THE AUTHOR INSERTED A, WHAT SEEMED TO BE, VERY SMALL DETAIL ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE CHAPTER??

o       Despereaux was born at the same time that Roscuro came up from the Dungeon.  I wonder what that is about??

Now that we have identified the details (and thank you for doing such an awesome job!), we have to get our thinking caps on and start drawing some conclusions.

As a good reader I have to ask myself “What is going to happen next based on what the author has told us.  Let’s take a look at this detail:

·        Roscuro says: “I will never leave.  No, never.  I will never go back to the dungeon.  Why would I?  I will never torture another prisoner.  It is here that I belong.”

o       “Thinking about how complicated this character is, I wonder if things aren’t going to work out with Roscuro being out of the dungeon”

o       See how I was able to draw an informed conclusion based off the details given to me?  Let me show you another one

·        He invited himself to the party in the banquet hall

o       I bet, based on my knowledge of rats and what has happened with Roscuro already; not having the best luck with people; he may get himself in some trouble, I’m not sure that it will effect the whole story, but it will certainly be some kind of trouble.

I know you have all made predictions before, but drawing conclusions is more than making a prediction, this is more informed and not such a shot in the dark about what might happen.

Guided Practice (WE DO): 

·        Read Chapter 20 & 21 together as a class.

·        After reading come up with a list of details on the sheet provided (see attached file)

o       Do this in groups of 3-4

·        As you walk around, make sure that the list of details include

o       Roscuro never realizing how ugly a word “rat” was.

o       How much the queen loved soup

o       Roscuro looked back after escaping the banquet hall and saw Princess Pea’s face…it wasn’t good.

o       TAKE NOTE OF THE LAST PARAGRAPH IN THE CHAPTER…..very important.

·        Allow students to work in their groups and discuss any conclusions they were able to draw from the details.

·        Come back as a whole class and discuss these.

Independent Practice (YOU DO):  After students have practice with the group, have student practice on their own. (see attached file)

Homework:  Finish their independent work for HW if not completed.

Materials: 

·        Independent work

·        Class work sheet

·        DO NOW

Lesson Resources

Lesson 7 DO NOW   Starter / Do Now
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Lesson 7 Drawing Conclusions   Homework
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Lesson 7 Classwork   Classwork
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