Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Should Animals Wear Clothes? 2 of 5 - Section 2: Read the Story and Look for adjectives


I use a bubble map in this lesson to help students to visualize the adjectives used in the story. Adjectives make the story more fun and exciting.  Having students use multiple modalities (hearing and seeing) allows for more successful understanding of new vocabulary words.  I encourage my children to notice new words and add them to their personal collections when they hear, see, or read them. This is one way I help my students to expand their vocabularies.

I have taught adjectives in a previous grammar lesson so they know the song and the basic concept.  The vocabulary in this story has adjectives that they may not know, so I am highlighting them prior to our doing the predictable chart tomorrow.  I am "front loading" the vocabulary used hoping that they will use it in their writing.

This lesson follows the CCSS in teaching grammar, syntax and vocabulary using a fun text.  It is important that my ELL students understand how to build a sentence not only for writing skills but also for speaking skills.  I use the CCSS to guide my lessons and help me narrow the focus to guide my students in their progress in becoming proficient in the English language.

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Should Animals Wear Clothes? 2 of 5

Unit 2: Should Animals Wear Clothes
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: , TSWBAT use adjectives to describe characters' appearance.

Big Idea: In Kindergarten children develop the understanding that people have more than one characteristic. Describing characters in stories helps kindergarteners learn the meaning of new words and some life lessons as well.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Reading Comprehension
  30 minutes
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