Are students locating information with ease? Teacher points out spelling patterns and conventions of print where appropriate. Model for students how to construct a diary entry using the information gathered along with possible types of entries listed on the Doreen Cronin as Our Mentor handout.
Have students visit younger classes and share their diaries as read-alouds or in a Readers Theatre format. Today we will be start learning about learning about some new numbers. By doing this, the students count to six and seven several times during the story.
To close the lesson, ask students whether playing the part of the fish and the frog after learning about perspective helped them feel as though they were thinking like the fish or frog.
Sharing Our Learning Set aside a class session for partner sets to share their diaries with the class orally. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Make connections and provide examples, such as the following: I then model how to color in six hearts on the paper.
Are their questions appropriate for finding the information needed for their diary entries? The first strategy is sequencing using picture cards, an activity that my students have practiced multiple times in the classroom.
In the computer lab or on classroom computers, have students open the Websites for Research. Planning for the Diary Have students review their Research Notes from the previous session and select interesting facts to include in their animal diaries.
I have the students count how many mice there are in all. I have a student come up and draw a picture of seven mice. Students can visit the Diary of a Fly website to remind them of their project and connect their learning to technology. To close the lesson, have the students complete the self-assessment form Can I See Different Perspectives?
Students not writing "stretch out" the words to help the student who is writing. Ask students how they think they could learn about the perspective of a particular animal researching, asking questions, reading about the animal. Assemble all of the pieces of the picture to reveal the entire image.
Have students draw what they think the rest of the photo might look like, without looking at the other pieces. I tell students, "This is a number 6. After groups have been formed, distribute pieces of the photograph to the members of each group. Listening center Gather five copies of the book available through Scholasticand have either an older student or an adult record the story on tape.
Model how to create a picture based on a small part of the photograph. Distribute a copy of the Research Notes worksheet to each student, and have students go over the different types of facts they should look for about the animal.
Review the idea of perspective and connect it to Fish Is Fish. An Introduction to Multiple Perspectives To begin the exploration of perspective, explain to students that you are going to give them a small piece of a larger picture, which has been cut into pieces.
As students finish planning, provide each student with five copies of the Diary Entry Template. If necessary, review research and note-taking techniques.
Make sure that each set of partners does the following: Be sure to photocopy at least one copy of the worksheet per student. Partners can work together to gather the information, or each partner can work separately and compare and combine information in the end.
Distribute copies of the Diary Planning Sheet and explain that students should use the sheet to structure their diaries, filling in what will go on each page of the diary. Summarize the graphic organizer as a retelling of the story. Ask students how they think they could learn about the perspective of a particular animal researching, asking questions, reading about the animal.
I do this because some students do not make the connection between the their counting and answering the question "How many? Create a group with the same number of mice as the first group. Sessions 7 and 8: Tell students that they will be writing a diary from the perspective of an animal of their choosing.
Without making decoding and stretching out words an objective of the lesson, through interactive writing the students can practice those skills in the context of learning a comprehension strategy.Explore Ashley Skillman's board "Book Activities - Seven Blind Mice" on Pinterest.
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I can describe popcorn writing using 5 senses and adjectives. Point of View is a Walk in the Park Using the books Seven Blind Mice and Voices in the Park students will learn to identify the differences between points of view in order to better understand the characters in a story.
4 Student Center Activities; 2 Formative Assessments; Based on an Indian fable and told in verse, this story is about seven blind mice who try to figure out what is standing by a pond.
One mouse thinks it is a pillar, while another thinks it is a fan. Blind mice, hungry mice, and mice peeking through a hole are all featured in a phonemic awareness lesson. Learners sing about and read stories about this clever rodent. They compare the size of different animals to the size of a mouse.
Activity 1: Read Aloud. Conduct a brief picture walk through Seven Blind Mice, then read book aloud to students. Activity 2: Sequencing with Picture Cards.
Introduce picture cards to students; model how to choose the first mouse color and what the mouse thought. This lessons plans and activities are based around the book, Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young. It includes: *Lesson Plans and Ideas *How to Assemble a Mini Book/5(10).Download