Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Who's in the book and What are they doing? - Section 4: The Students Take a Turn


The kids' favorite part of the lesson was reading their books. They were really motivated by the Poppleton movie and then the book that I read.  They could not wait to get started reading their own books.  I had a bit of a hard time since I had put books on their desk and in retrospect, I would hold onto their books until it was time for them to do the worksheet.

It was hard to get them to stop reading after the first chapter, so I finally agreed that they could finish the book if they filled out the worksheet after the first chapter.  Imagine telling children they have to stop reading!! Consequently the lesson went a little longer than I thought it would and the kids were ready to go right up to the library and check out a Cynthia Rylant book.

The inferences were more difficult for some of the students so I would make sure that your lower readers all have the same book and are sitting closer.  It's easier to ask leading questions of the group and prompt them with questions like, "Why did the mouse help the pig?" or "Why did Poppleton's mom tell him to take off the icicles?"

I can imagine doing this lesson with several different authors.  It was a really great lesson for motivating them to read!!

  Intrinsic Motivation: Reflection on Students' Turn
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Who's in the book and What are they doing?

Unit 2: Introduction to 2nd grade - Literature has Story Elements
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify the characters and actions, inferring how the characters respond to events.

Big Idea: Identify the characters and events and make some good inferences.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Literature, fable, Special Education, 2nd Grade, characters, event, inference, character
  50 minutes
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