Reflection: Complex Tasks Extend Your World - Section 4: Teacher's Turn


Although this story is literature, there were some informational text vocabulary that we discussed. My kids had great questions specifically about the salamander. I enjoy stepping 'off the lesson plan' to discuss the differences between a chameleon and salamander (as in this great vocabulary discussion). We can go back to the book at hand as the students build knowledge of the characters in the story, but it is worthwhile to teach to the topic, even if it means stepping away from the story.

  Complex Tasks: Vocabulary Building
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Extend Your World

Unit 10: Imaging & Visualizing - Can You Make a Picture In Your Head?
Lesson 9 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use the information gained from words in print to create an image that shows comprehension of setting and plot.

Big Idea: Extend your world by using details to spur the imagination!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, Literature, Fiction (Reading), 2nd Grade, plot, visualizing, reading , imaging, detail, setting
  55 minutes
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