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Lesson Plan

Day 1: “The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree”

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.7
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In today's initial lesson, students will be introduced to key vocabulary words appearing in the text "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree." Students will then listen to a read aloud of the text with strategic pauses to recognize vocabulary and key moments in the story. In Days 2-4, students will build on this initial reading to answer text-dependent questions that scaffold toward a culminating task on Day 5. This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Text projected on screen so every student can see.
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