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Lesson 2: Literal vs. Nonliteral Meanings and Sequencing Events

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Students learn the difference between literal and nonliteral language. They reread The Bee Tree through a read aloud and sequence the story’s events.

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • Literal & Nonliteral Illustrations Graphic Organizers

  • Teacher created Index Cards listing major story events, or cut out cards from major events (used as a scaffold only)

  • Sequence of Events Graphic Organizer (Blank)

  • Sequence of Events Graphic Organizer (Teacher Reference)

  • If students were assigned the completion of the semantic map for “streaked” in the previous lesson, they will need their completed semantic maps for review

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