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Lesson 1: The Bee Tree and Semantic Maps

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Students are introduced to the story The Bee Tree by listening to the read aloud. Students practice reading aloud fluently and filling out a semantic map.

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • The Bee Tree Phrase-Cued Text

  • Teacher Exemplar Semantic Map

  • Semantic Map, blank

  • Sticky notes in 2 different colors, 20 of each color

Additional Notes:

  • Reading logs will be used throughout the unit to keep track of student learning. Students should set up their reading logs prior to this lesson.
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